Homestead Act

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Homestead Act

an act passed by the US Congress in 1862 making available to settlers 160-acre tracts of public land for cultivation.
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class="font-size--16Concerns have also been raised about the benefits to Kenya from the land incentives, considering that the economies of South Sudan and Uganda are relatively small.
A combination of government subsidies and land incentives, conferring property rights on cocoa cultivators, was utilised by the Ivorian government to attract farmers.
The Attorney General has been tasked to come up with legislation on private land incentives or taxes to ensure they are enacted before the projects are rolled out.