Respecting farmers and their rightful place

by Jan 24, 2019Best and Interesting Articles

Fatima E Porcino

Community Artist and Mentor (Philippines)

  • Leadership Strengths (Level 13)
  • Community Mentor (Level 2)
  • Community Poerty Artist (Level 2)

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Why farming is important for the Philippines 

The Philippines is an agricultural country with a land area of 30 million hectares, 47% of which is agricultural land. In the Philippines, prime agricultural lands are located around the main urban and high population density areas.

Agriculture in the Philippines employs 27.7% of the Filipino workforce as of 2017, according to the World Bank.

Agriculture plays a significant role in the Philippine economy. Involving about 40 percent of Filipino workers, it contributes an average of 20 percent to the Gross Domestic Product.

This GDP output comes mainly from agribusiness, which in turn accounts for about 70 percent of the total agricultural output (CIDA-LGSP, 2003). Women in the rice and corn industry allot three hours to do farm-related work during daily.

Filipino farmers need support, training and a morale boost. Otherwise, our beloved country’s agriculture sector and the uneven distribution of resources may be worsened the poverty situation in rural areas.

Facts about Filipino farmers

A Filipino Farmer is an important person in our society because he provides food for everyone. The Farmers grow the crops on the lands for us ……

The Farmers always do the hard work day and night in all season. In the Life of a Farmer have many challenges. He works without any long rest and works under the heat of the sun  during the summer months. He gets wet while flowing the fields during the winter months. He doesn’t think about the rest of the winter months and carries on his hard work inspire of the dull and cold wind.

The Life of a Filipino farmer totally depends on quality.

During the rainy season, he gets the real agriculture. He requires adequate monsoon for agriculture.

For the actual output farming, the rainfall must be adequate.

During the Lack of Rain and the long spell of Scarcity of Water may results into aridity or drought situation.

It occurs very efficiently on the agriculture, and it generates the storage of Food leading to Famines.

The Filipino Farmers earns money by selling his crops.

He remains Happy if the crops Good. But, if the crops fail then this Life becomes Miserable.

Farmer plays a very important role. I think without a farmer, from where we get food.!!!

Most of the FARMERS are SIMPLE, HARD-WORKING, SINCERE and HONEST PEOPLE…They Always Remain at the Mercy of Nature and God…

In Modern times, Our Government has introduced several schemes for the benefit of the FARMERS. Let’s Hope that these BENEFITS will actually Reach the Filipino FARMERS…


Please respecting farmers and their rightful place in our food system and society.Fatima E Porcino

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