Carp And Its Implications for Labor Relations and Employment Opportunities

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On June 10, 1988, Republic Act No. 6657 (more popularly known as the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law or CARP) was promulgated with a ten-year period of implementation. The law recognizes all workers and tenants as beneficiaries of the program provided they are landless and willing to till the soil. It also provides for the delivery of support services to the beneficiaries of the program. Farm schemes, such as production and profit-sharing before the final land transfer so as to ensure the tenurial security of farmers and farm workers, are also stipulated.
As the law approaches its final stage of implementation, new employment arrangements, such as contract growing, individual farms, cooperative farming, joint agribusiness ventures and other management practices, have emerged. Large plantations which previously employed sizable work forces, have been subdivided. In theory, these parcels of land will be managed by individual landowners, most of whom used to be employees of the plantations and are now treated as non-traditional farm workers.

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Source JournalTambara
Journal VolumeTambara Vol. XVI
AuthorsNapoleon D. Amoyen, Zorrahayda E. Penafiel
Page Count20
Place of PublicationDavao City
Original Publication DateDecember 1, 1999
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