Philippines Agriculture

Chapter | Industry & Agri-business from The Report: Philippines 2021

Industry has made a sustained contribution to the Philippines’ economy in recent years, accounting for roughly 30% of GDP between 2017 and 2019, with sector growth driven predominately by manufacturing. Expansion was constrained in 2020 as Covid-19 response measures impeded manufacturing activity and reduced the global demand for industrial products. Meanwhile, agriculture comprised 9-10% of...

The Philippines is one of the world’s fastest-growing nations. Although economic activity slowed during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic period, stimulus measures, imminent public sector policies and a larger budget are expected to create jobs, generate growth and help kick-start the country’s recovery during 2021.

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How can the government ensure food price stability and the availability of fresh produce in light of pandemic-related disruptions to supply chains?

 

Although agricultural activities were permitted during the lockdown period in the Philippines, some farmers nevertheless saw their activities limited by various provincial restrictions. In Quezon province, for example, stricter measures were implemented in April 2020 that permitted residents in some areas to leave their homes only once per...

 

In response to lockdowns initiated to stem the spread of Covid-19, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) manufacturers in the Philippines adopted new business strategies to overcome supply chain disruptions and meet shifting consumer demands. Indeed, the pandemic led FMCG companies to reassess input sources and re-evaluate the balance between...

 

Industry has made a sustained contribution to the Philippines’ economy in recent years, accounting for roughly 30% of GDP between 2017 and 2019. Sector growth was driven predominately by manufacturing, which comprised more than half of industrial output and 19% of GDP over the same period. Growth was constrained in 2020 as Covid-19 response...

 

Which vulnerabilities in local food supply chains were highlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic?

 

What will be the impact of amendments to the key laws regulating foreign investment, and how can they be further improved?

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