"and from the ejidos"

The ejido is a system where the government promotes the use of communal land shared by the people of the community.

The use of community land was a common practice during the time of Aztec rule in Mexico, but fell away after Spanish colonisation when it was replaced by the encomienda (also known as the hacienda) system.

The encomienda was abolished by the Constitution of 1917, with the promise of restoring the ejido system. Ejidos were reinitiated after the Mexican Revolution in some states, notably Morelos, but the repartition of land in most of Mexico did not begin until Lázaro Cárdenas became president in 1934.