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  • How Much Has People Empowerment Progressed among Small Farmers and Fisherfolk? State of People’s Organizations in the Philippines 

    Songco, Danilo A. (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2022-02-28)
    This is an attempt to quantify government’s performance in empowering small farmers and fishers following the provisions of AFMA. It establishes four dimensions of empowerment that may be used to measure empowerment and presents some evidence of how ...
  • Philippine Structural Transformation in the Context of Technological Change 

    Jr., Leonardo A. Lanzona (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2022-02-28)
    One aspiration of the Agricultural Fisheries Modernization Act (AFMA) is the promotion of industry dispersal and rural industrialization. This involves a policy of structural transformation which attempts to transition the economy from a low productivity ...
  • Market and State in Philippine Agricultural Policy 

    Briones, Roehlano M. (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2022-02-28)
    This chapter aims to evaluate the country’s agricultural modernization strategy under the lens of the market-driven approach. The early post-War period of economic policy relates to solving the food problem solution for low-income countries, which ...
  • Agricultural Technology: Why Does the Level of Agricultural Production Remain Low Despite Increased Investments in Research and Extension? 

    Baconguis, Rowena T. (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2022-02-28)
    Adoption of new practices and technologies influences farm productivity and agricultural growth. Countries invest in research and extension to ensure continuous growth both at the farm and industry level. This chapter investigates agricultural technology ...

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