Agrarian reform advocacy and mobilization
How we help make change
- Farmer-paralegals: CARRD trains and mobilizes farmer-paralegals to provide support to farmers and farmworkers in addressing land ownership issues in their respective localities. CARRD equips farmer-paralegals with appropriate meta-legal skills and knowledge in the Philippines’ agrarian reform laws and administrative issuances so they effectively negotiate with landowners and other relevant institutions.
- Inter-agency dialogues: In the local level, CARRD works with provincial, municipal and barangay agrarian reform offices and councils to resolve specific land cases. CARRD organizes inter-agency dialogues (IADs) with concerned government agencies like Departments of Agrarian Reform and Environment and Natural Resources and Land Bank of the Philippines to discuss cases and secure commitments and targets from these offices.
- Land networks: CARRD actively participates in land networks, including the International Land Coalition, Philippine Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in the Rural Areas and Philippine Misereor Partnerships Inc and in campaign groups like the Campaign for Land Use Policy Now to influence land-related policies.
- Research, information and education: CARRD publishes communication materials to inform and educate farmers on their right to decent work and to access to productive resources. CARRD also undertakes researches to influence policies and advocacies related to agriculture and agrarian reform.