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Smugglers getting back smuggled goods

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Since smugglers are rarely penalized, the Alyansa Agrikultura has recommended since its founding in 2003 that smugglers not be given the opportunity to get back their smuggled goods through auction. Except for rice and sugar, this policy has been generally implemented.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Wholistic help for farmers and fisherfolk

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When help is given to farmers and fisherfolk, it is best to use a wholistic approach. Some limit themselves to production. Thus, they choose cost-effective technology and provide effective training. Others know that even with this help, a product without a market can be more bane than boon. Thus, they provide market information, market leads, market pricing and even market contracts.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Truck ban, farmers, fisherfolk

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How does a truck ban affect inclusive growth? Simple. It significantly harms a significant number of poor farmers and fisherfolk.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Technology transfer for scale insects and soy

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Since my doctoral dissertation was on technology transfer, I am particularly interested in its application to two agricultural areas that are very important today: scale insects and soy.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Science, incomes and scale insects

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Science can increase incomes. But the wrong application of science in the case of the Coconut Scale Insect (CSI-cocolisap) can decrease these same incomes.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

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