Civil Society Organization Participation in Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Implementation
Civil society organizations (CSOs) have been at the forefront of advocating agrarian reform principles that engender hope for rural development and nation-building. This study assessed the extent of participation of CSOs and the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) in the areas of claim folder (CF) documentation, land survey activities, and Certificate of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) distribution and installation. This descriptive-comparative and correlational research used a researcher-made survey questionnaire administered to randomly selected implementers, key leaders of CSOs, and farmer-beneficiaries. Using descriptive and inferential analyses, the study yielded a great extent result for both participation and implementation of CARP. A significant difference was found in the areas of assessment for both participation and implementation. Also, there is a significant relationship between participation of CSOs and implementation of CARP. The study recommends strengthening tripartism initiatives in the implementation of the program.