Would banning mining jeopardize our quality of life?

MAPPING THE FUTURE Would banning mining jeopardize our quality of life? By: Rolando T. Dy – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:04 AM March 27, 2017 Anti-mining groups proliferate these days. They want to ban mining because it is anti-environment.  Do they really mean what they say? Minerals and metals have been part of our

A new book will be out tomorrow!

A new book that calls for action on poverty reduction through a revitalized agribusiness sector will be out soon. Written by Prof. Rolando T. Dy of the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P), “Agribusiness and Rural Progress: Actions for Poverty Reduction” contains 86 articles that cover the global and ASEAN fronts, local and regional perspectives,

Narratives from Agribusiness Experts

Narratives from agribusiness experts By: Rolando T. Dy – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:12 AM February 13, 2017 There are agribusiness “heroes” in the country. Many succeeded solely by their own efforts, and helped others, too. Here are some of their stories. Mango Rolly is a veteran Chinoy trader (his full name withheld upon request). He has encyclopedic

Let’s Fix our Trade Statistics

Opinion Let’s fix our trade statistics 0  0 Google +0  0 M. A. P. Insights Rolando T. Dy Posted on January 24, 2017 There are many stories from the private sector about the unreliability of some export statistics. The latest was about the halving of banana exports in 2015 from 2014. Despite the drought, these numbers were not as