Technological Changes and the Filipino Peasantry

EDUARDO C. TADEM (University of the Philippines,


This article examines the effects of technological changes in the field of agriculture on the Filipino peasants especially in its socio-cultural aspects. It is found that the increase in production as a result of modern technology does not benefit the peasants. On the contrary, it reinforces inequality and thus fails to improve the living standard of the poor rural peasants.


Rencana ini membincangkan kesan perubahan teknologi dalam bidang pertanian ke atas petani-petani Filipino khususnya dalam aspek sosio-budaya. Penulis mendapati bahawa peningkatan keluaran akibat daripada pengenalan teknologi baru tidak menguntungkan para petani tetapi sebaliknya mengukuhkan lagi ketidakseimbangan dan dengan demikian gagal untuk memperbaiki kehidupan petani-petani miskin di desa.

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