Philippine Agriculture and GATT Reforms

Jacinto F. Fabiosa
March 1994  [94-GATT 15]

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Fabiosa, J.F. 1994. "Philippine Agriculture and GATT Reforms." CARD paper 94-GATT 15. Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University.


This paper examines the Philippine agricultural sector and the implications of General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) reforms. The importance of agriculture to the Philippine economy includes providing the principal means of livelihood for the more than 60 percent of the population that live in rural areas and contributing between 27 percent and 29 percent of the Philippine gross domestic product (GDP).