Philippines Agriculture

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Chapter | Agriculture from The Report: Philippines 2019

While the country is well positioned to tap into new export markets, volatile weather conditions, land reform issues and a legacy of neglect continue to hinder agricultural output, preventing the Philippine agriculture sector from reaching its true potential. In addition to these constraints, the Philippines lags behind regional competitors in mechanisation adoption rates, crop research and...

The Philippines’ cooling inflation, improved ease of doing business and increased openness to foreign participation are set to encourage more foreign direct investment. A wealth of infrastructure investment under President Rodrigo Duterte’s flagship Build Build Build programme should ease congestion, reduce regional inequality and further boost the flourishing tourism industry.

The Philippines has lifted restrictions on rice imports under new legislation aimed at bridging the supply gap and reducing prices.

 

What is the Department of Agriculture’s strategy to become a net exporter of agricultural products?

 

Increasing public and private efforts are being made to move Philippine farming from subsistence to commercial operations with initiatives to modernise production techniques, harness new technologies and link farmers with national and regional value chains. One of the largest government programmes to encourage entrepreneurship in the sector is...

 

Against a backdrop of increasingly severe and costly climate events and natural disasters, technology is poised to play an important role in maintaining and improving global agricultural output. The adoption of digital and precision farming practices has been shown to improve crop resiliency and boost productivity and incomes, particularly in...

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