Collective Farming

Archive Report

Agricultural Problems in Communist Countries

Cominform Criticism of Yugoslav Farm Policy

When the Yugoslav Communist Party was denounced by the Cominform in June for its departure from official Communist policy, the charge was based in the main on failure of the party in Yugoslavia to initiate and vigorously to prosecute a program of collectivization of farms. The reply of the Yugoslav Communist Party leadership a month later was a reaffirmation of its policy of leaving the two million small peasant holdings in private hands for the present. Speaking before the Fifth Congress of the Yugoslav Communist Party, July 23, Lieut. Gen. Bozhidar Maslaritch, president of the All-Slav Committee, stated that the conditions which made collectivization desirable in the Soviet Union did not exist in Yugoslavia; that ...

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