17 Years Old and Getting Worse
On the 17th
anniversary of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), Filipino
farmers remain plagued by landlessness, as land use conversion favoring
multinational agri-business giants chews into the little food security
that the country still enjoys. Instead of addressing the ages-old maladies
of landlessness and hunger, 17 years of the CARP have only served to
aggravate these. There is thus more and more reason for farmers and the
rest of the people to join forces in the fight for genuine agrarian
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