domestic agriculture

Lower agri tariffs a lazy and counterproductive response to El Niño — IBON

December 27, 2023

EO 50 is counterproductive because the over-reliance on cheap imports even before El Niño occurs disincentivizes domestic producers and undermines domestic agricultural production.

Govt anti-inflation measures inadequate and anti-agriculture

October 2, 2018

Research group IBON said that the Duterte administration’s anti-inflation measures are reckless stop-gap measures that will ironically harm domestic agriculture, displace farmers and fisherfolk, and worsen food insecurity. The group also said that the government should use its vast authority to take much more decisive steps to reduce inflation. President Duterte issued Administrative Order (AO) […]