We are sharing this news posted by RealTalk on 11 July 2017 featuring our 2016 Land Reform Monitoring on the Status of tenure reform in public lands under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.
MANILA, Philippines – It has been three decades since the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) has been instituted. With the aim of redistributing some nine million hectares of public and private agricultural lands, the program was the supposed saving grace for the six million landless farmers and farm workers.
And while an average Filipino expects the burden of this task to be delegated solely to the Department of Agrarian Reform, a notable and important chunk of the rollout of this program was assigned instead to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Sadly, early CARP target figures was scaled down to just 8.2 million hectares after data cleaning in 1993. However, in 2006, DAR conducted an inventory of cope that led to raising the numbers to nine million hectares.