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