By Yujiro Hayami, Masao Kikuchi
This certain case learn explores the dramatic monetary and social adjustments that the rice belt of Laguna Province has skilled within the final quarter-century. in addition to significant advances in rice know-how, expanding inhabitants strain, land reform courses, growing to be infrastructure, and concrete monetary actions have sped up the speed of switch. using a distinct information set equipped from quite a few surveys from 1966 to 1997 in a standard Laguna village, the authors illustrate a development of socioeconomic improvement shared via irrigated rice parts all through Asia.
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Such rules are fairly well observed, and violators are criticized as being shameless (walang hiya). As the village of a Catholic country, almost all the inhabitants in East Laguna Village are baptized. There is a small chapel (kapilya) in the centre of the village, next to the elementary school. It is common to see the images of Christ and the Virgin Mary in villagers’ houses. Social ceremonies, such as marriages and funerals, are performed by Catholic priests. The biggest annual event in the village is the barrio fiesta on 6 January to celebrate the village’s patron saint.
The first period covers the initial settlement and subsequent growth based mainly on opening new land for rainfed rice farming. In the second period, the land frontier was closed, while public infrastructures such as irrigation systems, roads and schools were built, which created conditions for shifting the momentum of economic growth from expansions in cultivated areas to increases in land productivity. The third period covers the heyday of the Green Revolution, with rapid increases in rice yields per hectare resulting from the diffusion of modern varieties and increased fertilizer application.
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