At a disputed land in the province of Cavite, farmers are healing the land from decades of intensive unsustainable farming practices that led to soil degradation. On top of their daily toil of putting food on the table, they are also resisting attempts of eviction.
Tags: Agrarian reform in the Philippines
A farmers’ group debunked claims of Agrarian Reform Undersecretary Elmer Distor that “landlords and capitalists” no longer “hold sway over vast tracts of agricultural lands.”
Farmers may lose control of over a million hectares of farmland under four agreements on agriculture that the Philippines signed with China last January, according to independent think-tank IBON Foundation. BY IBON FOUNDATION Posted by Bulatlat Vol.VII, No. 33, September 23-29, 2007 Farmers may lose control of over a million hectares of farmland under four…