Farms work when run like family

To emphasize the growing importance of family farming in Philippine agriculture, the government is now highlighting family farms as models of successful farming rather than large tracts of land that are “managed like a factory,” Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes said.

This year, beginning last May 26, the country observes the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF).

De los Reyes defined family farming as a farm owned and run by one family, with family members themselves working the land.