Benchmarking the Livestock and Poultry Industries: A Cross-country Analysis of the Philippines and Four Other Southeast Asian Countries

Benchmarking the Livestock and Poultry Industries: A Cross-country Analysis of the Philippines and Four Other Southeast Asian Countries

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by Rolando T. Dy and Leonardo A. Gonzales
2014 | Agriculture and Development Notes Vol. 4 No. 2 | 2 pages
  • Print 2225-9694
  • e-ISSN 2599-3860
English

The Philippines’ poverty rate is one of the factors that makes the country’s agriculture sector an average performer. Majority of the rural poor rely on agriculture and fishery for subsistence and livelihood. In 2011, 26 percent of the country’s population lived in poverty. This is significantly distant from the impoverished population of Malaysia (4%), Thailand (8%), Vietnam (14%), and Indonesia (14%).