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Agricultural Policies in the Philippines

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This report analyses Philippine agricultural policy. Agriculture provides 30% of total employment in the Philippines and represents 11% of its Gross Domestic Product. The Philippines has had notable recent overall economic success, yet improving agricultural performance remains challenging. Productivity growth lags behind other Southeast Asian countries, and a number of policy distortions hinder progress. With agricultural land resources also under pressure from frequent natural disasters, rising population and urbanisation, the report offers a series of recommendations to improve the sector’s performance and its ability to adapt to climate change.

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Trends and evaluation of agricultural policy in the Philippines

This chapter describes the main objectives that have guided the design of Philippine agricultural policy since the beginning of the 1990s and the institutional structures established to implement that policy. It provides a systematic overview of domestic and trade policies targeting agriculture, followed by an assessment of the level and structure of support provided to the Philippine agricultural sector over the period 2000-14.

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