Napakamahal ng sibuyas, nagtatapon tayo ng mga kamatis, nag-iimport tayo ng bigas. Agrikultural na bansa ang Pilipinas, pero bakit napaka-backwards ng ating agrikultura?
We learned from school that the Philippines is an agricultural country, with at least 32% of our lands comprised of agricultural land and 34% of Filipinos working in the agricultural sector. But why are we lagging behind our neighboring countries, Thailand and Vietnam, in terms of technology, system, and supply?
In this episode, Fr. Tito Caluag, Manolo Quezon, and Carlo Santiago talk to Harold Lu and Betty Listino, two people who are working directly with farmers and the agricultural industry to help us understand where the problem lies—and hopefully, what we can do to be part of the solution.
“Given the right tools, information, and capabilities, kaya ng farmer natin. Ang challenge now is to fix the system. We need good governance from public sector, and the right motivation and people from the private sector.”