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The impact of structural adjustment and property rights conflicts on Nicaraguan Agrarian reform beneficiaries

Authors
Journal
World Development
0305-750X
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
24
Issue
7
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0305-750x(96)00029-0
Disciplines
  • Agricultural Science
  • Political Science

Abstract

Abstract In Nicaragua, structural adjustment policies under the new government have led to sharply reduced agricultural producer credit and tighter conditions for its use. Along with conflicts over property rights that emerged from the Sandinista era land confiscations, the effect has been to speed a process of parceling and land sales among the population of agrarian reform beneficiaries which was the main recipient of redistributed lands. Faced with imperfect capital markets and tenure uncertainty, small-scale producers have resorted to distress sales of their parcels that could lead to a restratification of land ownership patterns.

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