EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

The Fertilizer Industry and Philippine Agriculture: Policies, Problems, and Priorities

Roehlano M. Author_Email: rbriones@pids.gov.ph Briones

No PJD 2016 Vol. 43 No. 1b, Philippine Journal of Development from Philippine Institute for Development Studies

Abstract: The fertilizer policy in the country has evolved from pervasive interventionism in the 1970s to today's market-oriented regime. Government has abandoned price policies and subsidies, focusing rather on standard setting, quality regulation, and training. Over the same period, domestic demand for fertilizer has continually increased, though recently, resurgent fertilizer prices have reduced total utilization. Evidence suggests that farmers (at least in the case of rice) are underapplying fertilizer, forfeiting efficiency gains at the margin. On the supply side, imports have in the past few decades emerged as the main source of fertilizer, as domestic production has dwindled. Priorities for research and policy are therefore understanding the behavior of farmers in terms of fertilizer application, and addressing internal price disparities, perhaps by improved transport infrastructure and logistics.

Keywords: Philippines; fertilizer industry; fertilizer policy; fertilizer application; fertilizer consumption; fertilizer supply chain (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-agr and nep-sea
Date: 2017
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://serp-p.pids.gov.ph/serp-p/download.php?d=5855&s=3 (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:phd:pjdevt:pjd_2016_vol__43_no__1b

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Philippine Journal of Development from Philippine Institute for Development Studies Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Aniceto Orbeta ().

 
Page updated 2019-12-05
Handle: RePEc:phd:pjdevt:pjd_2016_vol__43_no__1b