rural livelihood

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SHAREWORLD OPEN UNIVERSITY
LILONGWE CAMPUS
FACULTY OF CONSERVATION, THE ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT OF RURAL AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

COURSE : SOCIAL ECONOMICS OF RURAL LIVELIHOOD

CODE : ERL213 LECTURE : FRANCIS UNGAPEMBE STUDENT : GIFT KAPOTA YEAR : 2 ASSIGNMENT : Seven
QUESTION : Discuss the role of government in promoting socio-economics of rural livelihood
DUE DATE : 7 September 2013

DATE SUBMITTED: 2 September 2013

Government has a role to play in as far as promoting socio-economic for rural livelihood as the government is there for the people and it has to do anything possible for its people to
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Land reform: involves the changing of laws, regulations or customs regarding land ownership. Land reform may consist of government-initiated or government-backed property redistribution, generally of agricultural land. Land reform can, therefore, refer to transfer of ownership from the more powerful to the less powerful, such as from a relatively small number of wealthy owners with extensive land holdings such as plantations, large ranches, or agribusiness plots to individual ownership by those who work the land (Rosegrant & Hazell 2000).
Land reform may also entail the transfer of land from individual ownership even peasant ownership in smallholdings to government-owned collective farms; it has also, in other times and places, referred to the exact opposite: division of government-owned collective farms into smallholdings. For example, in Zimbabwe this process of land reform is in progress whereby the government is take land to the white and gives it to the black native Zimbabwean and the government is trying to do this to make sure that poor people do have land to cultivate hence reducing poverty since the large area of land was controlled by the whites.
Another issue is of land tenure reform which is also under the same land reform program. Land tenure is system how land is owned. It is important for the government to put policies
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