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The Philippines is a resource-rich Southeast Asian archipelago composed of more than 7,000 islands. As of 2020, agriculture, forestry, and fishing contributed 8.8 % to the GDP and provided livelihoods for one quarter of the population. The agricultural sector is divided fourfold into crops, livestock, poultry, and fishing. 
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Country Insights Initiative

Thirty-five New Country Portfolios Feature Breadth of Land Governance Challenges

2 December 2021

(02.12.2021) The Land Portal Foundation is pleased to announce the publication of thirty-five new country portfolios as part of the Country Insights Initiative, which seeks to expand knowledge about how countries govern their land, the challenges they face, and the innovative solutions they find…

DAR hopes budget restored for land titling project

17 November 2021

MANILA – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) is hoping its proposed budget for 2022 for its land titling project will be restored during the bicameral committee deliberation of the Senate and the House of Representatives. In an interview with the Philippine News Agency on Wednesday, DAR…

Banner image of the Carmen Pit, an open-pit copper mine site in Toledo, Cebu in the central Philippines, image taken in April 2016. Image by P199 via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0)

‘Complete turnaround’: Philippines’ Duterte lifts ban on new mining permits

15 April 2021

President Rodrigo Duterte has lifted a ban on issuing licenses for new mining operations in the Philippines, marking an about-face from a previous anti-mining stance that saw him ban open-pit mining in 2017 and close or suspend 26 mining operations for environmental violations. The government says…

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Soil erosion is a massive problem, and more than one quarter of the country’s territory is prone to droughts, flooding, landslides, and typhoons

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Showcasing transformative approaches for women’s land rights

Webinar Recap: Showcasing transformative approaches for women’s land rights

22 September 2022

Empowering women to occupy leadership roles and to take an active part in decision making processes in land governance has demonstrated that strides can be made towards gender justice.