The sector, however, proved to be resilient amid shocks and severe weather disturbances (four major typhoons occurred during the last four months of 2006 alone). The fisheries sector, particularly the seaweed sub-sector, has been a consistent good performer. Nonetheless, additional steps need to be taken to assist the sector in achieving set targets. These include: (a) strengthening the convergence mechanism among the rural development agencies (i.e., Departments of Agriculture, Agrarian Reform and Environment and Natural Resources) for agribusiness lands, including uplands development; and (b) increasing focus and resources to develop Mindanao as the country’s agrofishery export zone, among others.
|Source Institution||National Economic and Development Authority|
|Place of Publication||Manila|
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