chapter  6
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Viet Nam: Egalitarian Land Reform

The Vietnamese case of agrarian reform refl ects its twentieth century history of colonialism and of war. The impacts of the country’s division and subsequent reunifi cation are evident in regional differences in agricultural systems. Viet Nam remains overwhelmingly a rural nation, with over 74 per cent of the population in the countryside (UN Population Division cited in Food and Agriculture Organisation [FAO] 2005: 67). Thus, agriculture is far more signifi cant in the economy than in many of the cases discussed so far.