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Agricultural Innovation & Sustainable Farming

IRDF Sustainable Agriculture Farm

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IRDF believes that agrarian reform is central to development of the rural sector in the Philippines and other countries still saddled with a similar old mode of agricultural production. This mode is characterised by concentration of land ownership in the landed gentry, primitive land tenure arrangements such share cropping or leasehold, merchant monopoly and monopsony of inputs and agricultural products respectively, usury. The green revolution superimposed chemical based agriculture on this old farming system and resulted in an intensification of the old forms of unequal relations between the mass of small peasants and the traditional as well as new rural elites. Increased productivity did not improve the lives of peasant families due to the intensification of exploitation – higher land rent, usury and merchant monopoly profits through their control of inputs and farm produce markets. Please click here to download the whole document IRDF Demo Farm.

 

Agricultural Innovation & Sustainable Farming

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Agricultural Innovation & Sustainable Farming Program – help improve productivity and diversify and raise rural incomes through such initiative as the promotion of environment-friendly farm techniques, food processing and cooperative marketing.  Activities also include technical trainings, setting up of demo farms and field experiments and public information.
 

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Unit 503 Fil-Garcia Tower, 
140 Kalayaan Avenue, 
Quezon City 1100 Philippines

Telephone #: (+63 2) 426 5518
Fax: (+63 2) 925 0987
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