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Princess Alma B. Ani[1] Senior Science Research Specialist Socio-Economics Research Division Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Department of Science and Technology Los Banos-Laguna-Philippines INTRODUCTION The Philippines..
 
Noel A. Catibog Supervising Science Research Specialist, Technology Transfer and Promotion Division (TTPD), Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD), Philippines ABSTRACT Public research and development institutions and stat..
 
Princess Alma B. Ani [1] princessanidala@yahoo.com or princessanidala@gmail.com INTRODUCTION The Philippines, a nation of more than 7, 100 islands, is considered a marine sanctuary that teems with more than 3000 species of fish, rich corals and other sea creatures. With one of the world&rsquo..
 
Princess Alma B. Ani and Aleta Belissa D. Correa[1] Introduction In the agriculture, aquatic, and natural resources (AANR) sectors, research activities are geared toward increasing productivity and improving efficiency to reduce costs and losses of and ultimately achieve welfare gains for the ..
 
Rodelia A. Pagaddu2 7/F Bldg. A, NIA Complex, EDSA Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines ABSTRACT This Paper underscores the significant role of government in the “Implementation and Enhancement of the Crop Insurance Program in the Philippines”. From the perspective of the auth..
 
Ms. Princess Alma B. Ani[1] Senior Science Research Specialist Socio-Economics Research Division-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (SERD-PCAARRD) [1] Philippine Point Person to the FFTC Project on Asia-Pacific Inf..
 
Fezoil Luz C. Decena[1] Senior Science Research Specialist SERD-PCAARRD [1] Senior Science Research Specialist, Socio-Economics Research Division-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (SERD-PCAARRD) of the Department ..
 
Fezoil Luz C. Decena[1] [1] Senior Science Research Specialist, Socio-Economics Research Division-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (SERD-PCAARRD) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Los Baños, Lagu..
 
Princess Alma B. Ani and Albert P. Aquino [1] Socio-Economics Research Division-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (SERD-PCAARRD) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines ..
 
Cristina M. Bajet National Crop Protection Center, Crop Protection Cluster University of the Philippines at Los Banos College, Laguna 4031, Philippines email: cmbajet@yahoo.com, cmbajet@uplb.edu.ph   ABSTRACT The Philippines as a developing country and with limite..
 
Zenaida M. Sumalde and Karen P. Quilloy Institute of Cooperatives and Bio-Enterprise Development College of Economics and Management, University of the Philippines Los Baños College, Laguna, Philippines 4031 e-mail: zcm.sumalde@gmail.com; karenquilloy@gmail.com   ..
 
Ernesto O. Brown, Albert P. Aquino, Rocalyn C. Gayagay, Christian L. Abeleda, and Jennifer C. Puntanar[1] [1] Assistant Director and Supervising Science Research Specialist, Chief Science Research Specialist, Science Research Analyst, and Science Research Specialists, resp..
 
Marilyn M. Elauria, Ph.D. Email address: lynneelauria@yahoo.com, mmelauria@up.edu.ph ABSTRACT  The Philippines is basically an agricultural country with about 30 per cent of the total land area of the country cultivated by almost 5 million farmers. However farm area devoted to ag..
 
Republic Act 10121: An Approach in Strengthening Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in the Philippines[1]   Princess Alma B. Ani, Carl Rookie O. Daquio, and Albert P. Aquino[2]   Introduction The Philippines as an archipelago is highly exposed to natural haz..
 
Republic Act No. 8976: Establishing the Philippine Food Fortification Program[1] Albert P. Aquino, Aleta Belissa D. Correa, and Princess Alma B. Ani[2]   Introduction Majority of agricultural and fisheries activities result to the production of food which are consumed eit..
 
Department of Agriculture Administrative Order No. 8 Series of 2002: Importation and Commercialization of Modern Biotechnology-Derived Products [1]     Albert P. Aquino, Meliza A. Festejo, and Princess Alma B. Ani [2]   Introduction The Philippines is the fi..
 
The Philippine Inventors and Invention Incentives Act [1]   Albert P. Aquino, Aleta Belissa D. Correa, and Princess Alma B. Ani[2]   INTRODUCTION National development is anchored on its critical mass of scientists, researchers and investors. They significantly contri..
 
Asterio P. Saliot, PhD[1]   ABSTRACT Philippine agriculture is faced with many challenges. Poverty and low productivity in the rural areas continue to persist. Even if the country is agricultural in nature, it is still regarded as a lowly profession. Majority of the farmers are p..
 
CBFM: A National Strategy for Sustainable Forest Management[1] Albert P. Aquino and Carl Rookie O. Daquio[2]   INTRODUCTION Context Forests used to be one of the richest natural resources in the Philippines. In fact, in 1900, more than 70%, on average, of the island&rsquo..
 
Republic Act No. 9275: The Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004[1]   Albert P. Aquino and Aleta Belissa D. Correa[2]   Introduction As an archipelago, the Philippines is surrounded with water. It ranks fourth with the longest coastline in the world measuring 36,289 km ..
 
Executive Order No. 533: Integrated Coastal Management Policy[1] Albert P. Aquino and Aleta Belissa D. Correa[2]   Introduction The Philippines has a total coastline of 36,289 km, making it fourth with the longest coastline in the world[3].  Its coastal and marine areas ..
 
  Republic Act No. 4850: Creating the Laguna Lake Development Authority[1]   Albert P. Aquino and Aleta Belissa D. Correa[2]   Introduction  Laguna[3] de Bay means “The Lake of (the town of) Bay”.  It was named after Bay, a town in Lagu..
 
Executive Order No. 26: Towards a Greener Philippines[1]   Albert P. Aquino and Carl Rookie O. Daquio[2]   Introduction Historically, the Philippines had lost at least 80% of its original forest cover since the 16th century (Remollino, 2004). In fact, forest cover de..
 
RA 7586: Protected Areas System in the Philippines[1] Albert P. Aquino and Alyssa Joy H. Vitto[2]   Introduction The Philippines is renowned as one of the countries with the highest level of biodiversity in the world. As a matter of fact, it has 52, 177 described species, hal..
 
The Meat Inspection Code of the Philippines: Securing Meat and Meat Products’ Safety from Farm to Table[1]   Albert P. Aquino and Christian L. Abeleda[2]   INTRODUCTION Protection and promotion of the right to health of the people (Section 15, Article ..
 
Renewable Energy Act for Energy Self-Sufficiency and Harmful Emission Reduction[1] Albert P. Aquino and Christian L. Abeleda[2]   Introduction Energy sector is the leading emitter of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the Philippines (REECS, 2010)[3]. In 2000, there is a leap of 39% ..
 
Achieving Sustainable and Inclusive Green Growth: Recent Major Agricultural Policies in the Philippines[1]   Albert P. Aquino, Princess Alma B. Ani and Meliza A. Festejo[2]   Abstract The Philippine government has taken crucial steps to pave the way to sustainab..
 
Public Sector Investments in Science, Technology and Innovation for Inclusive Growth and Competitive Economy in the Philippines: A Focus on Agriculture[1]   Albert Perez Aquino, Aleta Belissa D. Correa, Jose Raymond A. Manalo andPatricio S. Faylon[2] ..
 
Republic Act No. 10000: Providing Agricultural and Agrarian Reform Credit[1] Albert P. Aquino, Princess Alma B. Ani and Aleta Belissa D. Correa[2]   Introduction Access to credit is important in the development of the agricultural sector in the Philippines. The Asian Developm..
 
The Climate Change Act of 2009: Philippines’ Response to World’s Changing Condition[1] Albert P. Aquino, Christian L. Abeleda and Princess Alma B. Ani [2]   Introduction Climate change is the most serious and most pervasive threat facing humanity today[3]. The Int..
 
Republic Act No. 10611: Strengthening the Philippine Food Safety Regulatory System[1] Albert P. Aquino, Aleta Belissa D. Correa, and Princess Alma B. Ani[2] Introduction Food, as one of the basic needs of man, provides the health requirements of a person in order to live.  The av..
 
Republic Act 7607: Empowering Smallhold Farmers in their Economic Endeavors[1] Albert P. Aquino, Virma Anne A. Lim and Princess Alma B. Ani[2] Introduction Agriculture plays a vital role in the Philippine economy. Of the 30 million hectares of land in the country, one-third is devoted..
 
R&D and Policy Directions for Effective Control of Fusarium Wilt Disease of Cavendish Banana in the Asia-Pacific Region[1]   Albert P. Aquino, Genny G. Bandoles, and Virma Anne A. Lim[2]   Introduction As a major staple food crop, banana is widely cultivated..
 
Republic Act 10601: Improving the Agriculture and Fisheries Sector through Mechanization[1] Albert P. Aquino, Aleta Belissa D. Correa and Princess Alma B. Ani[2] Introduction Farm mechanization can enhance the efficiency of both land and labor, inputs that are vital in sustaining food..
 
National Food Authority: Its Role in Price Stability and Food Security [1] Albert P. Aquino, Carl Rookie O. Daquio and Princess Alma B. Ani[2] Introduction Rice is a major agricultural commodity in the country.  More than two million households or roughly 10 million Filipinos are..
 
Magna Carta for Science & Tehnology Personnel: Bridging the Gap to Keep the Filipino S&T Workers[1]   Albert P. Aquino, Aleta Belissa D. Correa, Anita G. Tidon and Princess Alma B. Ani[2] Introduction Brain drain is a phenomenon wherein skilled professionals emigr..
 
Executive Order 226: Creating an Environment for a Vibrant Investment in the Philippines [1] Albert P. Aquino, Aleta Belissa D. Correa, and Princess Alma B. Ani[2] Introduction Investments are the prime movers of an economy. In the Philippines, among the preferred activities i..
 
Ecological Solid Waste Management Act: Environmental Protection Through Proper Solid Waste Practices[1]   Albert P. Aquino, Jamaica Angelica P. Deriquito, and Meliza A. Festejo[2]   Introduction Waste mismanagement has serious environmental effects making the pa..
 
Chih-Ping Chao Director, Taiwan Banana Research Institute (TBRI)   The dreaded trans-boundary Fusarium wilt of banana, caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp cubense tropical race 4, FOC TR4, has now devastated many Cavendish banana production areas in the Asian Pacific region includ..
 
Felino P. Lansigan Professor, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Laguna, the Philippines E-mails: fplansigan@uplb.edu.ph; fplansigan@yahoo.com   Climate change is a reality that is posing a very real threat to agricultural production and food security. Appropriat..
 
Richard B. Daite Department of Economics University of the Philippines Los Baños email: rbdaite@gmail.com   ABSTRACT The establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community 2015 is seen as a bold effort to promote regional cooperation among the ASEAN member states. I..
 
Organic Agriculture Act Towards a Greener Philippines[1] Albert P. Aquino, Jamaica Angelica P. Deriquito, and Meliza A. Festejo[2]   Introduction Organic agriculture started long before the promulgation of a state policy relating to it.  But it was in 2005 that was consi..
 
Republic Act 8293: Protecting the Intellectual Property in the Philippines[1] Albert P. Aquino, Aleta Belissa D. Correa, Anita G. Tidon and Princess Alma B. Ani[2] Background Intellectual property (IP) refers to any creation or product of the human mind or intellect. It can be an inve..
 
Presidential Decree 1144: Regulating the Fertilizer and Pesticide Industry in the Philippines[1] Albert P. Aquino, Princess Alma B. Ani and Jamaica Angelica P. Derequito [2] Background In 1972-1973, the Philippines encountered significant decline in rice production due to typhoons..
 
The Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act of 1997: A Collective Approach to Competitiveness[1] Albert P. Aquino, Anita G. Tidon, Princess Alma B. Ani and Meliza A. Festejo[2]   Background Republic Act 8435 or the Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act of 1997 ..
 
Agricultural Tariffication Act: Tariff in lieu of Quantitative Import Restriction[1] Albert P. Aquino, Jamaica Angelica P. Deriquito and Princess Alma B. Ani[2]   Commitment to the World Trade Organization – Uruguay Round Agreement The Philippines’ ratification of..
 
The Philippine Fisheries Code: National Policy for Sustainable Fisheries[1] Albert P. Aquino, Princess Alma B. Ani and Meliza A. Festejo[2]   Historical Development of the Philippine Fisheries Legislation Fishery specific policies in the Philippines were not apparent until 19..
 
Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law: The Long Road to Agrarian Reform in the Philippines[1] Albert P. Aquino, Princess Alma B. Ani and Melisa A. Festejo[2] Background Republic Act (RA) 6657 or the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law (CARL), was signed into law by President Corazon C. Aqui..
 
Albert P. Aquino, Princess Alma B. Ani and Meliza A. Festejo      1. Introduction   Agriculture is a key sector of the Philippine economy. It produces food for a growing population. It supplies essential raw materials and products for the manufacturing sect..
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