Objectives Of Agrarian Reform

April 21, 2010Agrarian Reformby EconomyWatch


There are many objectives of agrarian reform. Majority of the laws are formulated during periods of unrest. As a result, the reforms are not formulated with much precision. The objectives of the agrarian reform are flexible due to lack of precision.

The objectives of agrarian reform are discussed below.

Objectives of agrarian reform- political:

The main objective was to put an end to conflicts pertaining to land ownership. Aim to bring about harmony between the rural people and the urban residents is also called for.

Therefore, bringing stability in the political set up of the country is also regarded as one of the objectives of agrarian reform. The political set up of the country plays an important role. If there is political unrest, leaders would usually concentrate on resolving the crisis, instead of dealing with land conflicts.

Objectives of agrarian reform-social:

The socio agrarian reform include bringing about equality in terms of opportunities, income as well as wealth. This leads to a dispute between the people who own land and those who do not possess land. The dispute cannot be avoided unless some steps are taken for the betterment of the rural population.

Objectives of agrarian reform- economic:

The economic objectives can be listed below:

  • Enhancing agricultural production
  • Enhancing agricultural productivity
  • Bettering capital formation
  • Providing employment to more agricultural workers
  • Enhancing demand for raw materials and services
  • Improving balance of payments by facilitating export activities
  • Trying to increase production at home so that imports do not have to be relied upon.
  • Enhancing cooperation as well as regulation between agricultural sector and the non agricultural sector.

The aims and objectives have become more and more complex with every passing day. In earlier times, more stress was laid on equality among the people. However, things have changed a lot these days. The focus has shifted to collectivization and rights to use land. If one seeks economic objectives, the production ought to be encouraged. In the event, there is tendency of acquiring bigger farming units. A high income level indicates that a certain development level has been achieved already.


What we can gather from the above scenario is that the objectives cannot become stagnant or static. The objectives change or are rather updated as per requirements. Just as the reforms offer flexibility so do the objectives in an effort to restore equilibrium whenever necessary.

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