Peru’s Congress is set to debate proposed laws that aim to limit landholdings in the country.
According to Peru21, news of the upcoming debate was made by Congressman Tomas Zamudio.
Zamudio, who is vice-president of the congressional agriculture commission, said there are currently several proposals that aim to set limits to land ownership. Last year there were reports that Peru’s Ministry of Agriculture was working on a bill which would cap the number of hectares that any individual or corporation could possess.
According to El Comercio, the Minister of Economy and Finance, Luis Miguel Castilla, has said that the project originated with President Ollanta Humala, who delegated it to the Ministry of Agriculture.
Meanwhile, Congressman Zamudio, part of Humala’s Gana Peru party, said members of his party would support the proposals.
“Our party will support these initiatives that seek limits, since they will favor small agriculture,” Zamudio said.