Agriculture is dying in the Philippines

Agriculture is dying in the Philippines

Agriculture is dying. This is a sad reality of the country.

Agricultural land is being developed into industrial areas, shopping malls and subdivisions. Farmers are growing old and their children have shifted into other careers. The agriculture industry has not progressed in ages. Many of our agricultural schools are producing office-oriented workers who would much rather do paper work than help improve the agricultural sector of the country. Not to mention the many horror stories of corruption at the Department of Agriculture.

Even if the Philippines is primarily an agricultural country, we have not done anything to ‘cultivate’ this sector. In the sixties, we were ahead in Asia. Students from different countries came here to study agriculture and its technology. But what happened? They are now better than us. Somehow, we lost in the race.


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