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Landlessness and hired labour in Philippine rice farms by Filomeno V. Aguilar

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Published by Published for the Centre for Development Studies by Geo Books in Norwich, England .
Written in English

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Places:

  • Philippines.

Subjects:

  • Rice workers -- Philippines.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 62-66.

StatementFilomeno Aguilar, Jr.
SeriesMonograph,, 14, Monograph (University College of Swansea. Centre for Development Studies) ;, 14.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHD8039.R482 P63 1981
The Physical Object
Paginationi, 66 p. ;
Number of Pages66
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1806994M
ISBN 100860940969
LC Control Number89214550
OCLC/WorldCa11206890

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Landlessness and hired labour in Philippine rice farms Filomeno Aguilar, Jr (Monograph / Center for Development Studies. University College of Swansea, no. 14) Published for the Centre for Development Studies by Geo Books, []. Dutch colonialism. It resulted in the bifurcation of the rural sector between rice-farming peasant proprietors and large plantations for tropical export crops based on hired labor. In the Philippines, exploitation of the same resource base under Spanish rule resulted in per-vasive landlessness among the rural population. It resulted in the bifurcation of the rural sector between rice-farming peasant proprietors and large plantations for tropical export crops based on hired labor. In the Philippines, exploitation of the same resource base under Spanish rule resulted in pervasive landlessness among the rural population. Ecology, history, and development: a perspective from rural Southeast Asia (English) Abstract. The process by which different ecological conditions and historical trajectories interacted to create different social and cultural systems resulted in major differences .

  It’s not that efficient. But farmworkers can be hired for as little as $75 a month, so small-scale operations have held off on improving their efficiency. While the prospect of cheap agricultural land and dirt-cheap labor in the Philippines may sound appealing, consider what many OFWs (overseas foreign workers) have been doing with their money. For a typical crop-livestock farm in São Paulo’s Paraíba Valley, Brazil, large-scale use of hired labour creates a substantial management problem. With 30 to 40 workers per establishment, procuring and managing the labour—keeping abreast of demand and supply conditions for hired labour, working out contractual arrangements (wage rates and.   When farmers can capture most of the value of their land, they have a powerful incentive to produce. And while smallholder agriculture is hugely labour-intensive, that makes sense when labour is abundant.” Referring to Taiwan’s radical land reforms, the article says that “Yields on sugar and rice . Books at Amazon. The Books homepage helps you explore Earth's Biggest Bookstore without ever leaving the comfort of your couch. Here you'll find current best sellers in books, new releases in books, deals in books, Kindle eBooks, Audible audiobooks, and so much more.

commercial farms hire labor only up to the point where the value of marginal product of labor equals the relatively high wage in the modern, commercial sector. Traditional family farms use more labor, pushing labor productivity down to the lower subsistence wage. This implies that the latter farms have higher yields per hectare.   At larger farm sizes, labour constraints at harvesting induce the farmer to increase the share of rice relative to vegetables and the share of single rice at the expense of double rice (Fig. 2c), and income increases only slowly to a maximum of ab Yuan per year (Fig. 2a). Compared to the reference scenario of ha, this is an. Landlessness has increased sharply, as managerial farms absorb peasant plots; a substantial part of the rural population is now altogether cut off from access to land. And mechanized harvesting substantially decreases the demand for wage labor. This group is dependent on wage labor, either on the managerial farms or through migration to the cities. Agriculture is the leading export sector in the Philippines. However, with slightly less than 40% of the total active population, it barely provides, including fishing, 20% of the gross national product. Within Southeast Asia, the Philippines is the country in which arable land is the most unequally distributed. Sugar and copra oil exports are still produced on very vast capitalist holdings.