Source: Dispatch Today25 Jun 2019Officials and technical staff of ministries of agriculture and national water and irrigation related agencies in Southeast Asia, local governments, irrigators' and farmers' associations, academe, and research and international organizations will convene at a program development workshop for sustainable water resource management for food security in Southeast...Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines - SEARCA, in partnership with the Philippine Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), conducted the training on Financial Viability and Profitability Analysis of Agricultural Technologies and Enterprises for the third batch of participants on 3-7 June 2019 at the SEARCA Headquarters. A total of 46 selected personnel from state...Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna – Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), exhorted the University of the Philippines Los Baños Institute of Crop Science (UPLB ICrops) graduating class of 2019 to step up and step out as they move forward after graduation. Occasion was the UPLB ICrops Class of 2019...Read more
During the Hooding and Recognition Ceremonies of the UPLB Graduate School held last 21 June, Mr. Gerald M. Salas was among the recipients of the Academic Achievement award for PhD graduates. He was also recognized by the School of Environmental Science and Management (SESAM) as their Top 1 PhD Environmental Science graduate. At the College of Public Affairs and Development (CPAf), Ms....Read more
Thirty-four (34) SEARCA scholars from eight (8) SEAMEO member countries completed their degrees during this Fiscal Year 2018-2019. These scholars were recognized in a Testimonial Program held on 20 June 2019 at the SEARCA Headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna Philippines. Two other grantees of the University Consortium also attended the Testimonial, which was also witnessed by family and...Read more
Dr. Cecilia N. Gascon, President of Bulacan State University (BulSU) and a SEARCA alumna, visited SEARCA on 20 June 2019 along with Dr. Remedios Azarcon, Director, BulSU Office of Faculty and Staff Development.
They met with Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, SEARCA Director, and Dr. Maria Cristeta N. Cuaresma, SEARCA Program Head for Graduate Education and Institutional Development (GEID), to discuss the...Read more
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Human Capital and Agricultural Productivity: The Case of the Philippines
Leonardo A. Lanzona, Jr.
Type: Productivity Growth in Philippine Agriculture
Pages: 24 pp.
2308-2143 (Soft cover) 2619-6670 (e-ISSN)
This study revisited the issues on the relationship between agricultural productivity and education, particularly the effect of higher learning on agricultural productivity. Specifically, the study determined within the household level how schooling interacts with technical change to influence productivity.
To measure the impact of education on agricultural productivity, this study used a panel data of the households in Camarines Sur, Philippines over two periods (i.e., 1978 and 1994). The first survey captured the dynamic context where technology innovation (Green Revolution) was being introduced, whereas the latter survey represented the period in which technology is generally stationary, though modern varieties were being improved.
The results of the study highlighted the importance of human capital in determining productivity. The low productivity in the country, in general, and in its agricultural sector, in particular, also indicates that human capital investments must be improved such that introducing new technology should be complemented with creating human capital. The adoption of new technology and its ultimate diffusion depends fundamentally on higher education and its complementarity with the other levels of education. The results also highlighted the importance of higher learning, especially in a modernizing agricultural setting.
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