Philippines Agriculture

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Still the country’s largest single employer, the Philippines’ agriculture sector continues to play a pivotal role in the economy, even as the government looks to develop other modern industries to lead the way in the future. Directly employing more than one-quarter of all workers in non-services industries, more than 11m Filipinos relied on...

 

One of the greatest benefits derived from the Philippines’ widely dispersed archipelagic landmass of more than 7000 islands spread across 2.2m sq km of the Pacific Ocean is the abundance of sea life teeming beneath the surface of territorial waters. Given the seafaring nature, heavy reliance on seafood as a local dietary staple and maritime...

To what extent can agricultural development reverse rural unemployment and reorient focus toward farmer-centred development?

 

Easily the most profitable segment of the Philippines’ agriculture industry, fruit and vegetable farms continue to drive agricultural exports as well as supply produce for the domestic market. In 2013 the segment led all agricultural export commodities with 4.42bn kg of fruit and vegetables shipped worth a combined total of $1.97bn, according...

Chapter | Agriculture from The Report: The Philippines 2015

Directly employing more than one-quarter of all workers in non-service industries, agriculture provided a livelihood for more than 11m Filipinos in 2013. The sector continues to play a pivotal role in the economy, even as the government looks to develop other industries to lead the way in the future. Recent public and private efforts to boost output and efficiency have led to promising...

Having endured several challenging years marked by damaging typhoons, the Philippines’ agricultural industry made a spirited recovery in 2014, setting the scene for further growth this year across a host of segments.

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