land-poor


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land-poor

Owning a large amount of land that is unprofitable and being without the means to maintain it or capitalize on its fertility. My fool of a husband used our savings to buy a big plot of land out west, and we've been land-poor for the last 10 years as a result.
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child labor is more common in land-rich households as compared to land-poor households in the context of Cholistan.
This stemmed in large part from USAID's refusal to acknowledge the important role that poppy cultivation plays in helping land-poor farmers access the means of subsistence.
"Gentility and Power" makes a compelling argument about the multivalent interpretations of the wealthy citizen cuckold, his wife, and his wellborn land-poor nemesis: it does not demonstrate a gradual acceptance of upward merchant mobility so much as present a scene putting wealthy merchants in their properly subordinate place, revealing the insecurity of the gentry as born rulers, and displaying factions vying for the right to govern.
Between 1889 and 1906, the government issued a series of decrees that established a relatively coherent state-run resettlement system designed to function as a pipeline that would move peasants out of land-poor and overpopulated areas in European Russia and into land-abundant areas in Siberia and other eastern regions.
3435-HO) for a project to support the acquisition of land and the formation of sustainable farm enterprises by self-organized landless and land-poor peasant families.
When land was redistributed, it was just as likely to go to one of a group of state-connected black commercial farmers as to the land-poor majority.
He has much more to say of the cruel problems of the small, land-poor families and the sharecroppers than I knew from my own experience.
The land-poor households gained during that year from the relief and employment support programme undertaken by the government after the flood [Hossain and Akash (1993)].
The dry-litter system they use is adapted from the deep litter system practiced in environmentally sensitive, land-poor Netherlands, Japan, and Taiwan.
A century ago to be "land-poor" signified owning land as a principal if not exclusive economic asset.
His boss explains his land-poor plight in a chapter-long narrative that is illustrative of the dialogue throughout the book.
While the findings do generally support the latter's expectations of the emergence of greater social and class stratification and gender marginalization, together with the creation of a pool of land-poor waged labour in the wake of mechanization, in fact the situation is rather more complex.
Besides for a land-poor country like the Philippines, we do not have that luxury.
It postulated that proto-industry developed in rural areas where at least a portion of the population was so land-poor that it would move easily into low-paying cottage production in order to survive, in other words, that it was the poorer classes who became the rural weavers.
Results show that the welfare cost of production risk is significant, it is higher for land-poor households, and its significant part is attributable to green fodder price risk.