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SP 1982-01: An Analysis of Fertilizer Policies in the Philippines

Fertilizer policy has been a critical factor in agricultural growth in the Philippines, where land-man ratio is low and declining and technological innovations are directed toward increasing yields per hectare. This paper analyzes government policies affecting fertilizer prices during the post-war period, with emphasis on the policies after 1973. Even with technologically up-to-date production plants, the Philippines does not have a comparative advantage in the domestic production of fertilizer, which involves a highly capital-intensive technology, and importation of basic raw materials. There has been no attempt to relate distribution of protection to efficiency of firms. Hence, a review of current fertilizer policies is called for.

Philippine Institute for Development Studies
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David, Cristina C.; Balisacan, Arsenio M.; agriculture sector; fertilizer industry; agricultural productivity;
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