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Protected cultivation is an efficient and life-long cropping system where the micro climate around the plant is controlled. This is to ensure better yields, early maturity of crops and a bountiful harvest for the farmers.
How can one alleviate poverty? To have an in-depth understanding of this dilemma, four social scientists from the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) analyzed how the country could work on this by generating greater demand for labor services of the poor sector.
“About 12 million Filipinos work in the agricultural sector. If the country can significantly increase its exports and imports of agricultural goods, agricultural provinces would generate much greater revenue, provide more employment opportunities, and lessen poverty in rural areas. This is especially important for Mindanao, the country's breadbasket that has great underdeveloped potential for agricultural exports.” – The Arangkada Philippines Project (TAPP) of the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc.