land-poor


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land-poor

(lănd′po͝or′)
adj.
Owning much unprofitable land but lacking the capital to improve or maintain it.

land-poor

adj
(Agriculture) owning much unprofitable land and lacking the money to maintain its fertility or improve it

land′-poor`



adj.
in need of ready money while owning much unremunerative land.
[1870–75, Amer.]
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Organic farming is a luxury land-poor countries like the Philippines can ill afford.
While it is beyond the scope of this article to explore these programs in detail, it is important to note that while they appeared to be successful at reducing poppy cultivation, they also had the unintended consequence of displacing a significant number of land-poor households from traditional agricultural districts to the remote desert regions of southern Afghanistan.
Land Allocation for Social and Economic Development Project II: The $25 million project will provide agriculture extension services to previously landless and land-poor families in 14 communities across five provinces.
89 hectares of land have been transferred from public state land to private state land and then given to landless and land-poor families.
With the acceleration of land purchase under the Act, the landless and land-poor realised that the possibility of obtaining land was slipping from their grasp.
Many farmers have found ways to use waste straw, such as shipping it overseas to land-poor countries as cattle feed.
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.
Death Valley maybe, where they wander night and day, no longer land-poor but now cash-rich, pockets stuffed with tax-exempt profits from the sale of their homes.
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.