Agribusiness and Inclusive Growth lays the basis for achieving inclusive growth through a collection of well-crafted artciles that call for increased support for rural development activities that have been neglected through the years.  It contains three chapters, specifically on ASEAN landscape and competitiveness, Philippine challenges and opportunities and industry specifics.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Rolando T. Dy has been an observer of international agribusiness development for over 35 years.  He had engagements in appraisal and supervision of projects in Bangladesh, Malaysia, Romania, Thailand, and Yemen.

He is a full professor at the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) School of Management and serves as the Executive Director of the UA&P Center for Food and Agri Business.  He was former Dean of the School of Management.  He is a lecturer at the UA&P top executive courses: Strategic Business Economics Program and Advanced Management Program.

He was a visiting lecturer on agribusiness at the PAD Business School in Peru, and at the SEARCA agribusiness workshops.  He is currently Vice Chair and formerly Chair of the Agribusiness and Countryside Committee of the Management Association of the Philippines, and Vice President of the Philippine Chamber of Agriculture and Food, Inc.

He has done work on industry benchmarking, value chain, competitive analysis, business plans, cost-benefit analysis, Mindanao agribusiness, East ASEAN Growth Area, specific studies for international organizations and multinational corporations as well as the Philippine government departments, industry associations, and non-government organizations.  His benchmarking work covered coffee, dairy, poultry, rubber, sugar and swine across Southeast Asia.  He has served as irrigation and tree-crops project economist in Malaysia and the Philippines.

He is the author of the book Food for Thought: How Agribusiness is Feeding the World in 2009.  He co-authored Benchmarking the Livestock and Poultry Industries in Southeast Asia in 2012; The Business of Agribusiness: From the Roots to the Fruits in 2011; The Road Less Traveled: Project Development by LGUs for LGUs in 2010; Agribusiness Management, published by the SEAMEO Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in 2003; and Modernizing Philippine Agriculture and Fisheries: the AFMA Implementation Experience in 2008.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of the Philippines, a master’s degree in industrial economics and a Ph.D. in development management from UA&P.  He is an alumnus of the IESE Business School International Faculty Program in Barcelona, Spain.  He took courses on economies of Pacific Asia at Georgetown University, and on agriculture policy and structural change at the Australian APEC Study Centre in Melbourne.