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Sustainable development in the Philippines: the LAKAS-ODISCO approach

Sustainable development in the Philippines: the LAKAS-ODISCO approach

Grassroot horizons: connecting participatory development initiatives east and west: 191-206

An analysis is presented of the work of LAKAS-ODISCO (Organic, Diversified, Intensive, Scientific, Cooperative farming systems), a Philippine farmers' organization which was created to educate and organize farmers following the failure of the land distribution scheme of the Philippine government. The eradication of poverty among peasants was seen as the first task of LAKAS-ODISCO, and a description of the causes of poverty as perceived by the NGO is presented.

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