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State of Land and Resource Tenure Reform in the Philippines 2023 (2nd edition)

Land and resource tenure reforms have long been instituted in the Philippines, manifesting a rights-based approach to poverty reduction and social equity. In 2023, the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law (CARL) marked its 35th year, while the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (IPRA) and the Philippine Fisheries Code reached their 26th and 25th years, respectively.

This publication seeks to assess the state of implementation of these asset reform laws and programs from the perspective of civil society and basic sectors of farmers, indigenous peoples, rural women, and small fisherfolk.

It discusses achievements, issues, and gaps in the implementation of these reform programs; and recommends areas to further strengthen tenure security of the rural poor.

Source: ANGOC