A Philippines biofuel project would appear to fit the World Bank's definition of a "win-win" scenario with its promise of jobs and conversion of 'idle land'. However a closer look unveils corporate manipulation, political corruption and exploitation of subsistence farmers that typically accompanies so-called "responsible investment"
Conflict in Southern Philippines is caused as much by agrarian economics and politics as ethnic and religious differences.
As anger mounts in response to rising global food prices, small-scale farms rooted in local markets are showing how to avert international disaster and lead the way to "food democracy."
After decades of chemicals, farmers in the Philippines are seeing the benefits of organic farming. But what convinced them to make the switch in the first place?
The successful initiatives of farmers to take back control of their lives and gain food security are empowering communities in the Philippines and around the world.
This book aims to deepen the discussion by focusing on the Philippine agrarian
reform experience, but drawing lessons that are relevant to
theory-building and to policy discourse and political actions in