Philippine agriculture sector

Five studies of the Philippine agriculture sector: Summary analysis and policy recommendations

The Responsible Supply Chains in Asia Programme in the Philippines focuses on the agriculture sector, particularly food commodities. This report summarizes and analyses the findings of the following sector-based and thematic studies carried out by the ILO over the past five years.

The study suggested several factors that could have been provoking the decrease in employment figures in agriculture: technological upgrades that increased labour productivity and lessened the need for additional labour; shifts to unaccounted informality or informal employment (unpaid family workers); more favourable employment in non-agriculture sectors; and the increased vulnerability of the agriculture sector due to weather or climatic disturbances and political unrest.