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Environmental Law and Policy eJournal (2011)
  • Frede G Moreno, Western Mindanao State University
  • land reform,
  • agrarian,
  • politics,
  • rural development,
  • Philippines,
  • agrarian reform beneficiaries,
  • plantation,
  • private lands
Publication Date
December 15, 2011
Publisher Statement
Landownership problem and control of resources remains as a political development issue in the Philippines. Agrarian reform is a necessary condition for agricultural modernization and rural industrialization and the fundamental mooring for global competition. Agrarian Reform has contributed to improvement of the socio-economic conditions of landless farmers and political development of the Philippines in terms of engaging the landless in the process of policy making and distribution of large private landholdings to the landless. Modalities giving peasants a stake in society such as decisive role in agrarian legislations, engaging them in dialogue to resolve agrarian cases, presenting manifesto pinpointing their criticisms and recommendations on implementing rules and guidelines, identification of farmer beneficiaries and lands to be covered, negotiation on the mode of land acquisition and distribution and computation of land values, have significantly influence the process of democratization and establishment of participatory institutions at the local and national levels.
Citation Information
Frede G Moreno. "AGRARIAN REFORM AND PHILIPPINE POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT" Environmental Law and Policy eJournal Vol. 3 Iss. 108 (2011)
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