Livelihood diversification with certification-supported farming : The case of land reform beneficiaries in the Philippines

Titre Livelihood diversification with certification-supported farming : The case of land reform beneficiaries in the Philippines
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Auteur MAKITA, Rie
Titre du périodique Asia Pacific Viewpoint
Date 2016/04
Pagination p. 44-59
Résumé Abstract : «The promotion of intensive farming through organic and fair trade certification appears contradictory t o the increasing significance of non-farm income sources in rural Asia as well as in many other parts of the rural South. By observing a sugarcane producer cooperative comprising land reform beneficiaries in the Philippines, this paper explores the reality of liv elihood diversification as practised by membe r households of the certified co-operative , focusing on the compatibility of certification-supported farming with diversified activities. In this case, diversification at the household leve l progressed both away from farming and into farming. Behind the long-term use of agricultural certification, there are compelling reasons for continuing both c ertification- supporte d farming and diversifi ed activities, and for employing mechanisms tha t further the compatibility at all phases between the former and the latter, and maximising in come-generating opportunities. The operation of communal land with agricultural certification may be a n effective form of assistance to land reform b eneficiaries who share a strong desire to be landowners.»

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