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.