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ECONOMY by Jason Gutierrez In this photo taken October 11 farmers... News PhotoConflict,Farmer,Horizontal,Oil,Philippines,Photography,Planting,Seedling,TreePhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPTO GO WITH AFP STORY: PHILIPPINES-UNREST-MUSLIM-MILF-PEACE-ECONOMY by Jason Gutierrez In this photo taken October 11, 2012, farmers planting palm oil tree seedlings in a farm in Datu Abdullah Sangki in southern Philippines on October 11, 2012. Peneza quit his sailor's job abroad to become a farmer in the southern Philippines, hoping a newly signed peace deal would spur economic growth in the often lawless region. Peneza, 38, put much of his savings this year into a seven-hectare (17-acre) palm oil farm located in a Muslim majority area that local and foreign investors have long considered a no-man's land. AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO (Photo credit should read JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images)