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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 »

Target underemployment, not just unemployment

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We always hear about the need for creating more employment. But rarely do we hear about targeting underemployment. The latter is often a more cost-effective strategy.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

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