Soil conservation decisions and non-farm economic conditions: A study of the rural labor market in the Philippine uplands of Bukidnon


A. Rola; I. Coxhead

Type of Document:
Scholarly Article


Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development

Date of Publication:

Place of Publication:
Los Banos, Philippines


In Chap. 4 the authors hypothesize that non-farm opportunities will reduce family labor input in farm operations even in a relatively remote upland area. This, we hypothesize, will occur because rising wages or earnings opportunities make farm work less remunerative relative to non-farm. Households will respond by cultivating less land, mechanizing some tasks, or shifting to crops or techniques that are less management and laborintensive.

Additional Bibliographic Information

Rola, A. and I. Coxhead. 2001. Soil Conservation Decisions and Non-farm Economic Conditions: A Study of the Rural Labor Market in the Philippine Uplands of Bukidnon. In I. Coxhead and G. Buenavista (eds.) Seeking Sustainability: Callenges of Agricultural Development and Environmental Management in a Philippine Watershed. PCARRD. Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines

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