Agricultural Policies in the Philippines

In series:OECD Food and Agricultural Reviewsview more titles

Published on April 07, 2017

This report analyses Philippine agricultural policy. Agriculture provides 30% of total employment in the Philippines and represents 11% of its Gross Domestic Product. The Philippines has had notable recent overall economic success, yet improving agricultural performance remains challenging. Productivity growth lags behind other Southeast Asian countries, and a number of policy distortions hinder progress. With agricultural land resources also under pressure from frequent natural disasters, rising population and urbanisation, the report offers a series of recommendations to improve the sector’s performance and its ability to adapt to climate change.


Executive summary
Assessment and policy recommendations
The agricultural policy context in the Philippines
Trends and evaluation of agricultural policy in the Philippines
Adaptation to climate change in Philippine agriculture
Powered by OECD iLibrary

Key Policy Recommendations

1. Improve agricultural policy performance to enhance the sector’s long-term productivity growth

2. Re-orient the focus of agricultural education and extension services to improve farm management skills

3. Improve agricultural sector’s capacity to adapt to climate change

4. Improve agricultural institutions and governance systems