Distribution and characteristics of the vegetation of Central Luzon, Philippines.
Kozakis, John T
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This study is an attempt to present concisely the fundamental facts about the distribution and characteristics of the vegetation of Central Luzon, Philippines, and to show the relationship of these facts to the life of the Filipino. Central Luzon, with its tropical climate and fertile soil, is essentially an agricultural region. A variety of agricultural systems have been used for centuries. Today, progressive agriculture is practiced alongside primitive methods of cultivation. For more than three centuries Spanish colonial control restricted the expansion of Filipino economy and tended to centralize privilege, power, and wealth in the hands of a small section of the population. American control since 1900 attempted to reform and reshape the economy of the people, but the Americans failed to carry changes to the point at which they sufficiently improved the standard of living of the mass of rural people. The Filipinos still do not entirely feed themselves and have become dependent upon foreign sources. [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (M.A.)--Boston University