OPINION: How can we serve landless farmers still awaiting reform?

03.09.2016
Politics Society Economy

Why have we failed our agricultural poor and what can we do even as we await the implementation of ever-belated land reform?

"In the immediate post-war years, Taiwan and South Korea—nearby rice-producing countries to whom we’re often compared—completed huge land reform programs in around five years each. By the end of the 1950s, they were done—their agricultural economies up and running. The two countries accomplished more in five years than the Philippines has accomplished in all of 27. Why have we been incapable of following suit?"

Why have we failed our agricultural poor and what can we do even as we await the implementation of ever-belated land reform? Read the article below and let us know what you think in our comments section.

Lila Ramos Shahani, "Is agrarian reform our best path to inclusive growth?" The Philippine Star

http://www.philstar.com/opinion/2015/11/30/1527501/agrarian-reform-our-best-path-inclusive-growth

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