Are farmers really lazy?

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If you are lazy, you might left behind and suffer. But what about our farmers?

This question cross to my mind after I finished publishing my previous article entitled "Interviewing an owner of a successful duck poultry business. If you are interested and you want to read it, just click here. I saw a lot of people's statements, opinions, comments about the farmers here in the Philippines. So, in this article, I would like to share my thoughts about that matter.

They said that, if you are lazy, you might left behind and suffer. But what about our farmers? Our country have plenty of natural resources to offer, from farm land, fishery, or livestock's. The agricultural sectors are the one who sustains our need in terms of food which cater our country's population.

Instead of what you plant is what you sow, it became the people harvesting what they worked for. They grows our food but often the one buried in poverty.

However, I do believed that they are not lazy and people whose superior to them are just the one who makes their lives even more difficult. Imagine, they are the one who are producing our food but they only get small amount. Without them, we might not have anything to eat and there will be no food in our table.

They waking up early in the morning to start plowing the fields and their farm (sometimes just  farming to other's farm to earn) in a whole day until after sunset. But, they only earn a little because people tend to make a discount or they take advantage of them. Specially those middlemen which are became richer to them.

Another, people who are in the higher positions are robbing them their rights in farming. They are slowly converting farmlands into a commercial and residential area. As we observe, there a lot of buildings or houses even in a rural area because opportunists only care for the money and not to those people who will get affected.

In our country, there are small amount of government support that our farmers are getting. Most of often, they didn't give any time, effort, and budget for any project related to agriculture. I hope they pay attention in improving the agricultural sectors especially the prices of goods keeps increasing and I know we are all suffering from it.

How about you? Do you believe that farmers are lazy?

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for me since my brother was a farmer they do hardwork to plant a rice even it was so hot outside, maybe the reason some of the farmers now convert the rice field into fishpond because they feel much earning they have when they do fishpond, as well as maybe in the place like bulacan i heard in the news most of the areas before rice field they are now use fishpond because if the rain always flood, the area are very low thats why the water was always within the lot of ricefield

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Yeah, I'm from Bulacan and I can say that you're right haha. Whenever there is a rain the drainage became overflowing and flood some parts of the road...

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1 year ago

Mapapa hay only in the Philippines ka nalang talaga. Kung sino pa tung mahirap na naghiirap lalo pa pinapahirapan ng mga nakakataas at may kapangyarihan.

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Very true! Imbis na tulungan at dahil trabagho naman nika iyon, mas lalo oa nilang pinahihirapan...

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Farming is hard work. It is also an investment. You need resources: land, crops, equipment, and if your really big paid labor. I can see it being even hardier in countries whose government don't help. A drought or a flood could crush a farmers profit. Fortunately there is some government help here for those situations. A perfect 100% aid? Not exactly. A lazy farmer is not a farmer.

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Lucky those farmers in your country who are getting help from the government whenever there are calamities. While in our country, they didn't gave so much attention in terms of agriculture🥴

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