After an introduction in which the concepts used are defined,
the paper is divided into three parts:
Part I gives a short review of the nature of deficiencies
in the land tenure system and the reformatory measures applied
until the beginning oft the Green Revolution are discussed.
Considering the pressing needs, it is concluded that the past
25 years of agrarian reform have not met the challenge.
Part II is a reconsideration of land tenure relationship
and agrarian structure in the context of the Green Revolution
and brings the discussion up to date. It is concluded that,
in spite of all its benefits, the Green Revolution has done
little to solve the problems of land tenure and agrarian structure,
but often aggravated them and made them more obvious to the
Part III is an attempt to reappraise the issue of land reform
in the light of the new priorities arising out of the challenges
and goals of the Second Development Decade. The emphasis is
on the possibilities which an agrarian reform offers for the
solution of the current problems of rural development. In
this process, a number of theses are suggested which cast
doubt on some widely held opinions.