ASEAN agri value-adding:  how the Philippines fares

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Rolando T. Dy

How competitive is Philippine agriculture and agri-industry value-adding?

I discussed several metrics of agriculture competitiveness in a previous column entitled ASEAN Agriculture Summit: Competitive analytics published in PDI last December 18, 2017. The metrics were total factor productivity, land productivity level and their changes since 1980s, and agri-food exports. In all aspects, the Philippines lags.

This article will focus on sector “trade openness,” especially on agriculture and processed food and beverage output sold overseas.

Apr 2 - MAP Agriculture value adding Final Revised (RDY)

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