Economic Aspects of Agrarian Reform

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Economic aspects of agrarian reform?

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The following are the economic aspects of Agrarian reforms: 
1. Introduction of markets for agricultural land to enable removal of fragmented farm holdings, encouraging consolidation of farm lands, introduction of commercial farming than than subsistence agriculture,
2. Free movement of agricultural goods within the country and to the extent possible across borders to enable farmers to specialize in such crops in which the land is most competitive internationally
3. Free market for retailing of agricultural goods,
4. Prescription of reasonable minimum wage in agriculture and its proper eforcement.
5. Removal of
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|1 History |
|2 List of the Secretaries of the Department of Agrarian Reform |
|3 References |
|4 External links |

History

Land reform in the Philippines had its beginnings in 1963, when Section 49 of Republic Act (RA) 3844, or the Agricultural Land Reform Code, necessitated the creation of the Land Authority. This agency was tasked to implement the policies set forth in RA 3844 and was created on August 8, 1963. Republic Act 3844 reorganized existing agencies involved in tasks related to land reform and realigned their functions towards attaining the common objectives of the land reform program.

On September 10, 1971,┬áPresident┬áFerdinand E. Marcos┬ásigned RA 6389, otherwise known as the Code of Agrarian Reform of the Philippines, into law. Section 49 of this act mandated the establishment of a new self-contained department, the Department of Agrarian Reform, and this effectively replaced the Land Authority. In 1978, under the parliamentary form of government, the DAR was renamed the…