Food Security and Self-sufficiency and
Agricultural Modernization
2nd National Peasant-Scientist Conference
Visayas Avenue...
• State of the Philippine
Agriculture
• What is agricultural
modernization?
• Attainment of food
security and self-
suffic...
Farm Mechanization
Table 1. Contribution to GDP by agriculture in Asian and Pacific
countries (%) (World Bank 2009).
Agriculture, value added...
Table 1. Contribution to GDP by agriculture in Asian and Pacific
countries (%) (World Bank 2009).
Agriculture, value added...
Is agricultural
modernization attainable in
the Philippines?
Agriculture as the base
for industries
• Provide means of subsistence
• Source of industrial raw
materials
• Vast market f...
Agricultural and rural development
• Light industry supplies the needs of
domestic population (most in rural areas)‫‏‬
• H...
AGHAM-Advocates of Science and
Technology for the People
The Role of Agricultural Modernization in Achieving Food Security and Self-sufficiency
The Role of Agricultural Modernization in Achieving Food Security and Self-sufficiency
The Role of Agricultural Modernization in Achieving Food Security and Self-sufficiency
The Role of Agricultural Modernization in Achieving Food Security and Self-sufficiency
The Role of Agricultural Modernization in Achieving Food Security and Self-sufficiency
The Role of Agricultural Modernization in Achieving Food Security and Self-sufficiency
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A presentation by Agham (Advocates of science and technology for the people) about the role of agricultural modernization as a requisite in achieving food security in the Philippines. Presented during the 2nd Peasant-Scientist Conference co-organized by Agham.

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The Role of Agricultural Modernization in Achieving Food Security and Self-sufficiency

  1. 1. Food Security and Self-sufficiency and Agricultural Modernization 2nd National Peasant-Scientist Conference Visayas Avenue, Quezon July 30, 2014
  2. 2. • State of the Philippine Agriculture • What is agricultural modernization? • Attainment of food security and self- sufficiency towards agricultural modernization
  3. 3. Farm Mechanization
  4. 4. Table 1. Contribution to GDP by agriculture in Asian and Pacific countries (%) (World Bank 2009). Agriculture, value added (% of GDP) 2000 2005 2007 2008 Burma 57 - - - Laos 56 46 40 - Nepal 41 36 34 34 Cambodia 38 32 32 - Mongolia 33 25 23 - Pakistan 26 21 21 20 Bangladesh 26 20 19 19 Vietnam 25 21 20 - India 23 19 18 18
  5. 5. Table 1. Contribution to GDP by agriculture in Asian and Pacific countries (%) (World Bank 2009). Agriculture, value added (% of GDP) 2000 2005 2007 2008 Fiji 17 15 - - Indonesia 16 13 14 14 Philippines 16 14 14 15 China 15 13 11 11 Thailand 9 11 12 - South Korea 5 3 3 3 Malaysia 1 8 10 -
  6. 6. Is agricultural modernization attainable in the Philippines?
  7. 7. Agriculture as the base for industries • Provide means of subsistence • Source of industrial raw materials • Vast market for industrial products; • Main reservoir of labor power for industry and other sectors of economy • Important source of accumulation funds Heavy industries base metals, basic chemicals, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, machinery, precision instruments, electronics, and consumer durables. LEADING FACTOR Light industries processing of grains, cereals, fruits and vegetables, beverages and dairy products, meat and poultry; aquaculture and fisheries, clothing-footwear, textile and garment industries and mass housing BRIDGING FACTOR Agriculture (modernized and mechanized)‫‏‬ BASE
  8. 8. Agricultural and rural development • Light industry supplies the needs of domestic population (most in rural areas)‫‏‬ • Heavy industry supports agricultural modernization • Rural industrialization build on rural markets and agricultural modernization to increase manufacturing and employment in rural areas. • Set up foundries and metal workshops
  9. 9. AGHAM-Advocates of Science and Technology for the People
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