An Upland Community in Transition: Institutional Innovations for Sustainable Development in Rural Philippines

An Upland Community in Transition: Institutional Innovations for Sustainable Development in Rural Philippines

Agnes C Rola

Format: Print Book

ISBN: 9789814345156

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All over Southeast Asia, rural communities are in transition to a sustainable status. This book explores how an environmentally fragile upland community in rural Philippines coped with and responded to economic and environmental tensions brought about by a globalized economy and decentralization. This in turn gave rise to local power especially in the management of natural resources. Time-series farm and household-level data of the study community characterized upland development in the Philippines during the turn of the 21st century. Farmer stories on how land-use decisions were affected by economic policies and environmental stresses were told and documented. As the tension between the economy and the environment exhibit both predicted and unforeseen changes, this book suggests institutional innovations, promoting a greater understanding of sustainable rural development in the developing world.

(Length x Height x Width) in mm :152 x 229
Weight in grams: 471
Author Biography:Agnes Casiple-Rola is Professor at the Institute of Strategic Planning and Policy Studies and Dean of the College of Public Affairs at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB).
Binding: Hardcover
Keywords: Regional Studies
Page count: 235
Imprint: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
Publication Date: 20110530


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