Hernan Echavarria

December 27, 2012


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Law 160 of 1994, in whose provisions is expected as one of its objectives the recomposition of the ownership structure, aims to achieve it through the market. Is time to thinking about innovative mechanisms as real to the bidders of latifundia incentives or mechanisms more radical as expropriation by administrative means or imposing high levies to large farming property (single point on which I agree with Hernan Echavarria olozaga), to prevent the land tenure with the only purpose of pretend status fatten it or safeguarding of high taxes on other activities. In the same way, we must start to question ourselves on the current reality of the agricultural credit, because it is very difficult to sustain the supplementary loan of lands at such rates of interest. Is must, too, reflect on the experience, in other latitudes, deliver the Earth, directly acquired by the State through summary proceedings, in quality of bailed the peasant to his family farm for a period of 15 or 20 years, which will get effective support to produce efficiently. After that time Yes give her the first choice of purchase or order the recovery for the State, in order to be given to another family. Or, at least, we must insist on a change in the conception of the subsidy for the purchase of lands replacing it with an approach of almost total subsidy to the overall cost of the initial project desired by the subject of reform. We could continue discussing many hours more because the subject returned to collect valid. And surely we are going to continue doing, because without general agreement on these issues, peace will not have a second opportunity on Earth.