Environmental Sustainability Issues in Philippine Agriculture

Farming and fishing are major sources of livelihood in rural households in the Philippines. Farming systems in the country are complex, multi-faceted, and geared to promote efficient production and a steady source of income. However, these have also wrought unwanted consequences on the environment, notably soil erosion, water pollution, groundwater depletion, loss of natural habitats, and loss of biological diversity. Farming systems are affected by exogenous environmental factors; in turn, the farming systems also affect agricultural production resource bases. Initiatives from various sectors to mitigate the adverse environmental impacts of farming systems and to protect the agricultural production bases are in place in terms of policies, programs, and action projects.


Editor(s):
Balisacan, Arsenio M.
Issue Date:
2005-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
1656-4383 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/165781
Published in:
Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development, Volume 02, Number 1-2
Page range:
67-78
Total Pages:
12
Series Statement:
Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development




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