Piñol emphasizes three key factors to boost agri growth
The Department of Agriculture has reiterated the three important factors for a successful agriculture and fisheries program for the country.
“The use of modern technology, which includes plants and animals with superior genetics, the availability of easy access financing and the facilitation of the marketing of farmers’ and fishermen’s produce are the three key components which would ensure greater productivity and profitability,” said Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol in a Facebook post.
“It is hoped at the end of the term of President Rody Duterte there will be a marked improvement in agriculture and fisheries,” the official added.
According to the Philippine Development Plan, the agency is targeting 2.5% to 3.5% output growth from this year until the end of the Duterte administration’s term through 2022.