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Is De-agrarianization Inevitable? Subsistence, Food Security and Market Production in the Uplands of Negros Occidental, the Philippines

Lockie, Stewart; Tennent, Rebeka; Benares, Carmen; Carpenter, David


Market liberalization and agrarian reform have done little to reverse poverty in the uplands of Negros Occidental. The mean income of households participating in this research (n=347) was only marginally above the rural poverty line and virtually all relied on seasonal work and remittances from family members living elsewhere for household (and in many cases farm) reproduction. Combined with demographic pressure and competition for land, rural households face considerable pressure to reduce...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food


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