(2011), "More food, please", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 60 No. 8. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijppm.2011.07960haa.007
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More food, please
Article Type: News From: International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Volume 60, Issue 8
In the Phillipines, the Aquino administration is looking for ways to increase agricultural productivity to mitigate the impact of rising prices, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary and NEDA director-general Cayetano Paderanga Jr. said yesterday.
Paderanga said there are various measures needed to temper the impact of rising prices.
These include intensifying science and technology application in Philippine farms, and the improvement of logistical support to raise distribution efficiency, especially in agri-fishery transport.
“Reducing market layers by directly linking producers to retailers and possibly to consumers, and promoting the more efficient use of energy are some measures that could also relieve pressures from rising prices,” Paderanga said.
In the long run, Paderanga said, the country can pursue various strategic energy infrastructure projects and toward this end, expand oil and gas exploration, and pursue renewable energy or alternative fuel development, among others.