The government must promote and support land consolidation arrangements to bring about economies of scale, particularly for crops that require mechanization and massive use of technology. These schemes include block farming, trust farming, contract farming, and corporative farming that will make farming more efficient, where technology is used, where cost of production is reduced, and farm productivity and incomes are increased. These schemes will also enable the farmers and their partners establish agribusiness ventures. With higher and better quality production, linking agriculture to the domestic and global manufacturing sectors, and accessing markets become easier.
According to the Philippine Rice Research Institute, the average landholding of rice farmers in the country is 1.48 hectares.
Consolidating small- and medium-sized farms is also a crucial step to achieve collective action, since it would be easier for government and private entities to deal or transact with organized farmers. This will also help link more farmers to the agro-industrial sector.
Farmers who will take part in any form of consolidation must be required to co-produce in groups of contiguous farms with synchronized farm activities based on group production plans. They will also be asked to attend regular meetings and learning sessions in farm technologies, financial literacy, and marketing, so they can further improve their production efficiency.