Narratives from agribusiness experts—Part 3

MAPPING THE FUTURE By: Rolando T. Dy – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:01 AM May 29, 2017 This article covers rice and insurgency’s impact on job creation. Rice imports My Singaporean connection Rahul  (not his real name) is into imports logistics. Here is his expert opinion after years in rice trade. Bulk imports under

Narratives from agribusiness experts II

MAPPING THE FUTURE Narratives from agribusiness experts II By: Rolando T. Dy – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 04:59 AM May 01, 2017 In my previous piece under the similar title, Dave, my friend and global trade expert, discussed many aspects of trade in mango, garlic and onions. Dave wanted to be anonymous so that

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

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