Philippine Agricultural Economics and Development Association, Inc., 47th Biennial Convention
Agriculture and fisheries, which employ about 13 million farm workers and fisherfolk that directly or indirectly support about 50 to 60 percent of the country’s population, remain the Philippines’ major engines of growth.Today, the Philippine Agricultural Economics and Development Association, Inc. (PAEDA) opens its 47th Biennial Convention at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management Convention Hall. The PAEDA is a non-profit non-stock corporation established in 1954 by pioneering Filipino professionals in agricultural and development economics from the University of the Philippines Los Baños and various government offices, for the primary objective of promoting small-farmer productivity and profitability in the Philippines.With the theme “Reshaping Institutions and Accelerating Economic Reforms for a More Competitive Philippine Agriculture in the 21st Century,” the conference will be keynoted by Dr. Shenggen Fan of the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, DC, a sister institute of the International Rice Research Institute.The convention will underscore the critical role of institutions in the promotion of discipline and efficiency in properly steering the …
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Publication information: Article title: Philippine Agricultural Economics and Development Association, Inc., 47th Biennial Convention. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Manila Bulletin. Publication date: October 21, 2009. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.