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

The ASEAN Race toward $250-M and $500-M Exports

Opinion The ASEAN race toward $250-M and $500-M exports 0  0 Google +0  0 M. A. P. Insights Rolando T. Dy Posted on January 17, 2017 The Philippines is far behind in the race for billion-dollar exports of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries. In 2014, the leaders were Thailand with 12 product exports and Vietnam with eight.

The Case of 2.4 million hectares of missing farmlands

The case of 2.4 million hectares of missing farmlands By: Rolando T. Dy – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:07 AM January 09, 2017 In 2015, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) released the highlights of the much-awaited 2012 Census of Agriculture. The last census before that was made in 2002. The statistics are of importance to policy makers and

Sizing Up Economic Powers: China, EU, Russia and US

Sizing up economic powers: China, EU, Russia and US By: Rolando T. Dy – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:44 AM January 02, 2017 President Duterte wants to shift foreign policy toward China and Russia, and away from the European Union (EU) and the United States, especially the latter. What will each country offer in terms of trade and