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OECD report on Agricultural Policies in the Philippines launches 7 April in Quezon City, Philippines

 

04/04/2017 - Agriculture is an important part of the Philippines’ economy, representing almost one-third of total employment and one-tenth of GDP. The OECD will release its first ever review of Philippine agriculture on Friday, 7 April 2017.

 

Agricultural Policies in the Philippines examines the current agricultural policy framework and recommends measures that would increase productivity and help ensure the farm sector contributes to improved food security and poverty reduction. The report also explores how the farm sector can adapt to climate change.

 

OECD Director of Trade and Agriculture Ken Ash will present the report at a press conference with Philippine Secretary for Agriculture Manny Piñol. The event starts at 09:00 local time on Friday, 7 April 2017 at the Department of Agriculture in Quezon City, the Philippines.

 

Agricultural Policies in the Philippines will be available online from 09:00 local time.

 

To request an advance copy of Agricultural Policies in the Philippines, or to register for the event, journalists should contact Lawrence Speer in the OECD Media Office (+ 33 1 4524 7970).

 

In asking to receive the report under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures.

 

Working with over 100 countries, the OECD is a global policy forum that promotes policies to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. 

 

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