Skills Needs Anticipation (SNA): Workplace Skills and Satisfaction (WSS) Baseline Survey of Select Employers in the Construction Industry
Strengthening Multi-employer Bargaining: Policies and Practices (Phase II)
Non-Hazardous Activities for Children: The Case of Banana and Sugarcane Supply Chains
Strengthening Preparedness for Migrant Worker Reintegration: Thematic Analysis and Local Index Tool Development

PIDS WB 2021-0905
7th Mindanao Policy Research Forum
PIDS WB 2021-0905
Annual Public Policy Conference Webinar 4: Robust and Healthy Workforce and Closing Program
PIDS WB 2021-0904
Annual Public Policy Conference Webinar 3: Green And Inclusive Recovery
PIDS WB 2021-0903
Annual Public Policy Conference Webinar 2: Ethical Business
Publication Detail
DRN 2009 Vol. XXVII No. 6: A Vision for Philippine Agriculture

Agriculture remains a primary source of income for our ruralfolks, and farming remains to be a major means of livelihood. In this issue of the DRN, PIDS senior research fellow Dr. Roehlano Briones explains the reason for pushing for productivity growth in agriculture. Using a supply-demand model, Dr. Briones presents a ten-year projection based on patterns and trends rather than on numbers. Results of Dr. Briones’ projection emphasize that input subsidy is not essential; in fact, it is an expensive instrument for promoting agricultural growth. He thus recommends going back to basics: developing and disseminating new technologies, varieties, and planting materials; promoting research and development in agriculture; expanding education and extension programs; among others. He points to the “slow magic” of productivity growth that has helped farmers in developing economies which can also help enrich our own farmers and emancipate them from poverty.

Philippine Institute for Development Studies
Authors Keywords
PIDS Research Information Staff; agriculture sector; agricultural productivity; Philippines; agriculture; international labor migration; global financial and economic crisis; productivity growth; global crisis; persons with disability (PWDs);
Download PDF Number of Downloads
Published in 2010 and available in the PIDS Library or Downloaded 1,191 times since November 25, 2011
Please let us know your reason for downloading this publication. May we also ask you to provide additional information that will help us serve you better? Rest assured that your answers will not be shared with any outside parties. It will take you only two minutes to complete the survey. Thank you.

To use as reference:
If others, (Please specify):
Name: (optional)
Email: (required, but will not display)
If Prefer to self-describe, please specify:
Level of Education:
If employed either part-time or full-time, name of office:
If others, (Please specify):
Would you like to receive the SERP-P UPDATES e-newsletter? Yes No
Use the space below if you have any comment about this publication or SERP-P knowledge resources in general.