3.) MARKET FOR INDUSTRY’S PRODUCTS*As earnings from agriculture increase, the demand for industrial products increases. Ex. Fertilizers, machines 4.) SOURCE OF LIVELIHOOD * Agriculture employs 35% of the labor force.
5.) SOURCE OF FOREIGN EXCHANGECoconut = country’s top agricultural export 6.) CONTRIBUTOR TO NATIONAL INCOME - increase in Gross value of Agricultural production.
LIVESTOCK Year 2007 2008 2009 TotalCarabao 136,959 140,423 140,910 418,292 Cattle 236,871 239,156 245,100 721,127 Hog 1.8 M 1.9 M 1.9 M 5.6 M Goat 76,558 78,009 77,379 231,946 Source: Bureau Agricultural Statistics
POULTRY AND EGGS Year 2007 2008 2009 TotalChicken 1.2 M 1.3 M 1.3 M 3.8 M Duck 42,456 39,206 35,928 117,590Chicken eggs 335,104 350,789 368,464 1.1 M Duck 129,061 eggs 46,990 42,454 39,617 M Source: Bureau Agricultural Statistics
FISHERIES Year 2007 2008 2009 TotalFisheries 4.8 M 5M 5M 14.8 M Source: Bureau Agricultural Statistics
B. LACK OF RURALB. LACK OF RURALINFRASTRACTURE &INFRASTRACTURE & AGRICULTURAL AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT EQUIPMENT-lack of roads and bridgesslow down producttransport from farm tomarket cause spoilage.
C. LACK OF C. LACK OF COMPETITIVENESS IN COMPETITIVENESS IN THE GLOBAL MARKETS THE GLOBAL MARKETS-our outdated technologies-over-dependence on weather
INSTITUTIONS HELPINGTHE AGRICULTURALSECTOR Primary body for agricultural activities Sec. Proceso J. Alcala
Implementation of AgrarianReform Sec. Virgilio Almario Activies concerning the environment, forests and wildlife Sec. Lito Atienza
Provides the data on thevolume of production of theAgriculrural Industries
In charge for the Fisheries sector Regulates the grains industry,food security program, distributing basic commodities
SUGGESTIONS1.) Construct rural infrastructures such asirrigation systems2.) Give farmers the chance to own theland they till3.)Agricultural technology must beimproved fertilizers, machines andequipments
4.)Institutions helping the sector mustbe funded5.) farmers, fisherfolk other workersmust be educated/trained6.)Government must supportcooperatives of farmers, fisherfolk andlivestock producers
-association of at least 15 individuals who combine their resources money, labor,knowledge, to attain mutually beneficial goal.