Agricultural markets in a transitioning economy : an by Catherine Chan-Halbrendt, Jean Fantle-Lepczyk

By Catherine Chan-Halbrendt, Jean Fantle-Lepczyk

This publication provides significant demanding situations and possibilities dealing with agriculture sectors within the wake of the transition from a deliberate to industry economic climate. utilizing Albania as a case research, it examines the shift from communism to loose markets and the lasting results of such swap on agricultural construction and schooling. utilizing basic examine assets to provide readers a correct portrayal of the trail that lies forward for plenty of constructing international locations, the e-book additionally appears to be like on the way forward for agriculture in transitioning economies.

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Though the ownership certificates distributed to farmers during 1995–1998 assured that every member of the family has equal rights toward land use and land sale, by ranking the names of family members, the land transactions could not be implemented without the consent of all the members of the family in front of the notary. However, formal rights given to farmers after the land reform have not de facto been acceded equally between men and women (Guri and Jouve, 2009; World Bank, 2011). The way that peasants manage and possess land within a family and village is strongly related to the customary rules, and inheritance and land distribution are strongly influenced by the Canun.

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3 million ALL/ha reported from the Immovable Property Registration Office does not represent agricultural land, as most of the land bought, although currently agricultural, may be converted to development land. 5 Land reform and gender issues Albania is a country where gender inequality exists in various areas of political, economic and social life. The gap in various gender Agriculture and Land Reform in Albania indicators, such as access to labor, education, policymaking and other basic opportunities, is also reflected in rural living.

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