Date Published:
Feb 10, 2022
Discussion Papers
Focus Area(s):
DP 2022-05

This paper offers an overview toward assessing the implementation of the Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act (AFMA) or Republic Act 8435, the country's landmark legislation on the sustainable and equitable development of its agriculture and fisheries. The study presents a Theory of Change implicit in the AFMA, and reviews the Philippines' agricultural development trends, within an overall economic context of structural change. It concludes with a synthesis of past AFMA program reviews.

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This publication has been cited 4 times

In the Media
  1. DailyGuardian. 2022. PH agri and fisheries progressed but not yet modernized – PIDS study. DailyGuardian.
  2. Jocson, Luisa Maria Jacinta. 2022. Agri policy needs more bottom-up planning to meet farmers’ needs, study concludes. BusinessWorld.
  3. Panay News. 2022. Not yet modernized. Panay News.
  4. Salting, Ed Paolo. 2022. Modernizing agri-fishery unfulfilled. Manila Times.

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