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Recrafting Rights over Common Property Resources in Mexico

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Type: Book
Author: Muñoz Piña, Carlos; de Janvry, Alain; Sadoulet, Elisabeth
Date: 2003
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/5693
Sector: General & Multiple Resources
Land Tenure & Use
Region: Central America & Caribbean
Subject(s): common pool resources
land tenure and use
property rights
Abstract: "In this paper, we turn to Mexico's recent experience with re-crafting property rights over its extensive CPRs as a unique opportunity to analyze in great detail, both qualitatively and quantitatively, the determinants of the endogenous evolution of land rights. In that country, the peasant-led revolution of 1910 resulted in an extensive process of land reform that distributed half of the nation's agricultural land to 29,162 peasant communities called ejidos. Members of these communities (called ejidatarios) received access to an individual land parcel, principally cultivated in crops, and to land held in common property, mostly kept in pastures and forests. In ejidos where agriculture is practiced as shifting cultivation, all land is often held communally."

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