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dc.contributor.authorSantoalla, Edgardo L.*
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-21T10:09:33Zen
dc.date.available2013-02-21T10:09:33Zen
dc.date.issued2011-06-27en
dc.identifier.issn0961-4524en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09614524.2011.562282en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/270017en
dc.descriptionAgricultural wage labourers in the Philippines were especially vulnerable to the food-price increases of 2007–08. Their wages do not cover the costs of food, clothing, and shelter, much less healthcare and their children's education. Food-price inflation reached 17.1 per cent in the third quarter of 2008. Farm workers had to spend most of their average daily wage of US$ 3 on buying rice, which meant foregoing the purchase of other foods and key necessities. Measures to reduce the price of calories for landless labourers are of critical importance to poverty alleviation. Improved social protection programmes would have helped in the short term. In order to achieve long-term food security, the Philippines must develop self-sufficiency in rice, based on small-farm agriculture. A key challenge is to generate productive, high-paying jobs and ensure that every poor household is gainfully employed or has its own source of livelihood.<p>This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis.</p>en
dc.format.extent8en
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/food-price-hikes-and-the-situation-of-farm-workers-in-the-philippines-270017
dc.subjectFood and livelihoods
dc.subjectGovernance and citizenship
dc.titleFood-price hikes and the situation of farm workers in the Philippinesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9213en
dc.identifier.journalDevelopment in Practiceen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countryPhilippinesen
oxfam.subject.keywordFood security
oxfam.subject.keywordLivelihoods
oxfam.subject.keywordFood prices
oxfam.subject.keywordSocial protection
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment in Practice Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordDiP
prism.issuenameGlobal food-price shocks and poor people: themes and case studiesen
prism.number4-5en
prism.volume21en
dc.year.issuedate2011en
dc.year.issuedate2011en


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