... and then they want to take the land back without compensation? The idea is preposterous.
Land only has value if you can keep another African off it. Land only has value if you have complete tenure, right down to the freedom to dispose of the asset.
Naive attempts to directly tax the ownership of Land serve only to diminish its value, diminish its use as collateral, diminish its ability to raise capital, diminish output, diminish employment, diminish taxation. Unless the Land has value you cant raise the collateral to farm. Unless you can raise sufficient collateral to purchase machinery you can't produce the required economies of scale to be competitive. Farming is a capital intensive business. Successful farming depends on Land tenure. #turbocash