NEDA 7 COVID-19 RRP 2020-2022
Central Visayas COVID-19 Regional Recovery Program 2020-2022
NEDA 7 RDP 2017-2022 Midterm
Central Visayas Regional Development Plan 2017-2022 Midterm Update
NEDA 7 RDRA 2017-2022
Central Visayas Regional Development Research Agenda 2017-2022
NEDA 7 RDR 2019
Central Visayas Regional Development Report 2019

PIDS WB 2021-1201
Analyzing the President's Budget for 2022
WASHaLOT 3.0: Production Process
WASHaLOT 3.0 Mass Production
Minimum Requirement Guidelines on WASH in Schools
Publication Detail
SEARCA ADN 2021 9-6: Municipal Agricultural Support in the Philippines: Has Devolution Led to Locally Responsive Performance?

Rural development trends in the Philippines point to slow growth and declining contribution of the rural economy to the national development. Over the past two decades, the growth of the agriculture, hunting, forestry, and fishing sectors has averaged 2.8 percent annually [Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) 2020] (Figure 1). PSA likewise reports that the sector’s contribution to GDP has shrunk from 15.8 percent in 1989 to 7.8 percent in 2019. This is reflected in the decline of its share of workforce employment to 27 percent in 2016 from 35.8 percent in 2006. While these patterns reflect the continuing process of transformation from the agrarian economy, it is concerning to note that poverty incidence remains highest in the countryside despite significant reduction at the aggregate level. The growth that targets improvement in the quality of life and economic well-being in rural communities is hence crucial in development.

Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture
Authors Keywords
Lapitan, Aileen V.; Rejesus, Roderick M.; rural development; policy; agricultural support program;
Download PDF Number of Downloads
Published in 2021 and available in the SEARCA K-Shop or Downloaded 15 times since May 06, 2021
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. You will answer the profile questions only once as long as you enter the same email address. Thank you.

To use as reference:
If others, (Please specify):
Name: (optional)
Email: (required, but will not display; please use the same email address when downloading another publication so that the profile questions will not appear)
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.