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In 1975, human sources counted for 35 per cent and animal labor 7 per cent, while mechanical energy contributed 58 per cent (Thorbecke, 1992: 25). The direct impact of the ﬁrst-round implementation of land reform had similar weights for the proportion of affected to non-reformed farm land in both countries. However, the range of beneﬁciaries was greater in Taiwan, stimulated by a signiﬁcant redistribution of rural income. A labor-using technology change enhanced agricultural productivity and production in Taiwan, while growth stagnated in the Salvadoran case.
7 t/ha. 3 Rice Sweet potatoes Sugar Peanuts Tea Soybean Bananas Sources: Montoya (1991: 21, 30, 45); Wang Rong (1992: 18, 19). the 1980s (Thorbecke, 1992: 40). 7 t/ha was registered (Wang Rong, 1992: 19). 5 However, the productivity growth rates were higher for Taiwan. El Salvador’s seven principal crops lost 20 per cent of their collective weight in real GDP. The virtual disappearance of cotton and the decline in the coffee area were responsible for this and were insufﬁciently neutralized by the increases of the areas for sugar cane, maize and beans (Pelupessy, 1997: 271).
In El Salvador a US-backed coup of ‘young’ military ofﬁcers deposed the landlord-related government and gave way to a reformist state with a certain degree of autonomy from the landholding classes. More structural reasons for increasing state autonomy in El Salvador were the expanding control of the state in the economy and the rising inﬂuence of non-landholding classes and the army. Internally, the new government had the support of the middle-class-based Christian Democrats, the state bureaucracy, an important faction of the military and reformist trade unions.
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