Second View from the Paddy: Empirical Studies of Philippine Rice Farming and Tenancy


This collection of field-level studies is a companion volume to the first View from the Paddy published by the Institute of Philippine Culture in 1972. It also serves as a complement to official statements on the progress of agrarian reform and reminds the reader of the notable difference between the normative and empirical approaches in agrarian reform studies — a distinction stressed by the editor of the first View. It dwells more on the implementation of agrarian reform than on its legislation, thus also complementing current textbooks on agrarian reform which usually stress the existing laws and regulations while understating the obstacles to implementation.


A. Ledesma

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IPC Monographs

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