The avoidable tragedy of rural poverty

Posted on June 30, 2014 08:36:23 PM   The avoidable tragedy of rural poverty   48  2 Google +0  0 M.A.P. Insights Rolando Dy HIGH POVERTY afflicts rural communities. Coconut farmers and small fisherfolk are among the poorest of the poor. Something is amiss with agriculture support services in the countryside. I am not referring

So much idle land

Posted on May 26, 2014 08:52:14 PM   So much idle land, so much rural poverty 9  1 Google +0  1 Map Insights Rolando T. Dy WHY IS THERE so much rural poverty in the Philippines compared to ASEAN countries? The main reasons are low farm productivity and lack of diversification, among others. Limited farm

Bangsamoro: The quest for inclusive growth

MAPping the Future Bangsamoro: The quest for inclusive growth By Rolando T. Dy 4:17 am | Monday, April 7th, 2014 Ads by Google   With the Bangsamoro Peace Framework Agreement between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the government having been signed, a Transition Commission will be drafting the bill for Congress.  The 40-year war

AEC 2015: Is Agri-Food Sector Ready?

Posted on March 17, 2014 09:09:30 PM AEC 2015: Is agri-food sector ready? Facebook Tweet LinkedIn Google + ShareThis Map Insights Rolando Dy THE LEADERS of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), at their Summit in Kuala Lumpur in December 1997, decided to transform the ASEAN into a stable, prosperous, and highly competitive region with equitable economic development,

Reviving Visayas agriculture and fishery

Posted on January 06, 2014 08:20:08 PM Reviving Visayas agriculture and fishery (a Marshall Plan?) Facebook Tweet LinkedIn Google + ShareThis Map Insights Rolando Dy THE DEVASTATION inflicted by Yolanda on the Visayas region calls for outside-the-box strategic thinking. Millions of coconut trees were toppled. Thousands of small boats and large areas of fishponds were destroyed. Millions of lives

Job creation is not a walk in the park

MAPping the Future Job creation is not a walk in the park By Rolando T. Dy Philippine Daily Inquirer 4:41 am | Monday, November 25th, 2013 8 54 4 The economy is growing but jobs are not increasing. Jobless growth is widespread in many countries. It is a worry in the European Union and the United States, and

The SONA and coconut farmers

Posted on October 21, 2013 08:51:45 PM Business World The SONA and coconut farmers   Facebook Tweet LinkedIn Google + ShareThis Map Insights Rolando Dy IN THE recent State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Aquino specially cited the coconut farmers. He said that the typical coconut farmer earns only P20,000 per hectare per year. With intercropping, he can

The dramatic transformation of rural Malaysia

MAPping the Future The dramatic transformation of rural Malaysia By Rolando T. Dy Philippine Daily Inquirer 6:38 pm | Sunday, October 20th, 2013 0 65 4 Inclusive growth is what the Philippines needs. Most of the poor who are left behind in economic growth are in the countryside. They are the coconut farmers, small fishers, upland dwellers and