Report on International Conference on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development
Robin Palmer (Oxfam GB Land Policy Adviser)
Report on a conference held in the Philippines in December 2000.
Papers and presentations on agrarian reform were given from many parts of the world, including South Africa and Zimbabwe. There was strong rejection of market-based land reform, and recognition of the crucial importance of the role of the state and the significance the Cold War had played in the past. Compares Filipino landlords with white farmers in Southern Africa.