Sunday, April 09, 2000, 5:26:23 PM, you wrote:
BH> simply plopping a peasant down on a small parcel and telling him
BH> it is now his ... has a pretty sorry track record.
A recipe for ingrown poverty.
BH> One of the few examples of real success I've seen was in
BH> Lambayeque, Peru, where after the agrarian "reforms" of 1968 had
BH> split up the most successful haciendas, the peasants on two of
BH> them banded together and hired the former owners back as manager
BH> and overseer. After some years the peasants had come to understand
BH> how to maintain productivity on the piece and continued under a
BH> centralised (but cooperative) management structure.
Organization, economies of scale, a working plan based on experience
and a detailed knowledge of the possibilities are what's needed from
what I sit.
But I wouldn't want to dampen Lion's enthusiasm or pretend I know
enough regarding distant contexts to hazard an opinion relative to
what can or can't be done.
Bart is probably right, but could Lion have something else going? Time
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