Sugar regulator proposes import duty on corn-based sweetener

Posted on March 22, 2017  Original article can be accessed here: http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Economy&title=sugar-regulator-proposes-import-duty-on-corn-based-sweetener&id=142584 THE Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) is set to propose to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) this week the imposition of an import duty for high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), the sweetener that has dampened industrial demand for refined sugar. SRA Administrator Anna

Vietnam Tipped to be Asia’s Fastest-Growing Convenience Market

By IGD | 28 Mar 2017  Original article can be accessed here: https://foodindustry.asia/vietnam-tipped-to-be-asias-fastest-growing-convenience-market Source: IGD Vietnam is forecast to be the fastest-growing convenience market in Asia by 2021, followed by the Philippines and Indonesia, according to new data released today by international grocery research organisation IGD. Asia’s grocery market is the largest in the world, with

Be informed about agriculture and rural poverty

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, rural development, governance, and commodity focus. The book espouses that a dynamic, progressive and inclusive economy is anchored on

Agricultural Economics 001

MAPPING THE FUTURE By: Rolando T. Dy – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 01:56 AM April 17, 2017 Of late, I was struck by a commentator who said that farm productivity was not that important. That farm net income is. This is difficult to reconcile as the two are related. In my decades of observing

How are Filipino farmers faring versus Thai farmers?

M. A. P. Insights Rolando T. Dy Posted on April 11, 2017 Poverty in the Philippines is persistently high. This affects consumer markets, investments, and social peace. In 2015, the official poverty incidence was 21.6%. The estimated rural poverty was 30% of that total, and urban poverty 11%. The Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022 aims at

Deadline of Application is Extended!

We are still accepting applicants for our Agribusiness Executives’ Program.  You can still apply until April 30, 2017. For inquiries, you can contact us at (02) 637-0912 to 26 loc. 247/345 or email cfa@uap.asia/ florence.sevilla@uap.asia.  Look for Ms. Rosalie or Ms. Florence. What is Agribusiness Executives’ Program? The Agribusiness Executives’ Program (AEP) is a   6-month