Impoverished, landless peasants make up a large part of the population.
The number of landless labourers and cottagers soared.
The rural poor, especially landless labourers will take a hit five ways, at least.
There were government car loan scandals and shameless grabbing of land meant for the landless by officials.
Many landless farmers in Bangladesh come to Dhaka after a flood or a famine hits their villages.
Lastly, let us come to the small and marginal farmer, landless labourer and the urban poor.
Some small farmers and landless peasants have received plots of land, but much of it has gone to wealthy government supporters.
With a large population of landless agricultural workers, the pressure on land is enormous.
While 54 per cent of Brazil's farmland lies idle, millions of landless peasants struggle to survive.
The SEP advocates that state land be made available to all landless farmers, regardless of their ethnicity.