A closer look on the Magna Carta of small farmers in the Philippines


D. Catacutan; C. Duque-Pinon

Type of Document:
Project Document


World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF-Philippines)

Date of Publication:

Place of Publication:
Los Banos, Philippines


Contents: I. Closer Look on the Magna Carta of Small Farmers in the Philippines Who are the small farmers? A. The Magna Carta of Small Farmers: What’s in it for smallholders? Organization of farmers Empowerment of small farmers Infrastructure and farm inputs Farm machinery and equipment Water management and irrigation facilities Agricultural credit Wage, incentives and price support Research and extension services B. The Demise of the Magna Carta of Small Farmers Inconsistency of subsequent policies Small farmers are inadequately or poorly consulted on agricultural policies Funding constraintsLarge farmers are benefi ting more, than small farmers Poor policy communication C. Re-affirming Commitments and Reforming the Magna Carta Enhancing access and rights Developing the capacity of small farmers Strengthening their voice Raising farmers’ identity

Additional Bibliographic Information

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) Policy Brief, Issue 2, June 2009

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