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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John Wyman was land-poor. Disastrous business enterprises had burdened his acres and forced his two girls, Edna and Letty, into doing something for themselves.
The key results that the Project would achieve include: Tenure security for formerly landless or land-poor, and other marginalized groups or individuals, i.e.
Researches conducted in Pakistan and Ghana concluded "child labor is more common in land-owners than in land-poor households." Researchers such as; Bhalotra and Heady (2003), Koissy (2012), Boutin (2012), Boutin (2012) backed this statement and Bhalotra and Heady (2003) coined the term "wealth paradox".
The spread, near the southeastern Minnesota community of Pine Island, is a critical addition for a land-poor community beset by decades of environmental injustice (including a devastating federal lock-and-dam project that flooded part of the community's original grant) and housing woes.
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.
The report, "The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa", says they are glaringly silent on the need to shift to sustainable agriculture; support for local seed systems and dangers associated with the emergence of a market for land rights including fast-tracked titling without considering the consequences for land-poor farmers as well as failing to address the needs of women.
One of the hopes of a substantial number of Namibia's landless and land-poor population was that they would be able to take advantage of the government's national program of land resettlement, but as the Legal Assistance Center's work on land, environment, and development has shown, only a small percentage of commercial properties were turned over to groups of re-settlers in the period from 1998 to 2010.
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.
14,120.89 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.