Agriculture, Philippines’ Problem Child

Improved relative 2020 performance still problematical

By: Reicelene Ignacio

The Covid-19 pandemic seems to have been a silver lining, if one were indeed possible, for the Philippine agriculture sector, which supports 25.4 percent of the labor force and which grew by 0.5 percent in the second quarter, up from minus 1.4 percent in the same quarter in 2019 as other major sectors suffered losses.

But the sector…

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