Implementation of Land Reform in Estonia

Kari I. Leväinen

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    Estonia has undergone three land reforms in this century. The first Republic carried out an agrarian reform was executed in 1918. The second reform took place in the 1940s, and the third is currently underway (Vallner 1993a.). When Estonia gained independence in 1918, 58% of the farmland belonged to large estates, mostly owned by Germans. The first Republic eliminated these estates and created about 50,000 new private farms.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTransactions in International Land Management, Volume 1
    EditorsR. Dixon-Gough, R. Mansberger
    Place of PublicationAldershot
    PublisherAshgate Publishing
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Electronic)9781351208116
    ISBN (Print)9780815382553
    Publication statusPublished - 2001
    MoE publication typeA3 Book section, Chapters in research books


    • cadastre
    • expropriation
    • land reform
    • land registration


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