The cause of dualism within the agriculture sector becomes startlingly obvious - food retail is growing but food exporting countries and their agribusiness allies and not the domestic small producers like Nita Oigoan of Rizal are the ones primarily benefitting from it. (Original photo: Veejay Villafranca)
The towering presence of supermarkets and food retail outlets in almost every major street and district seem to conjure an image of a vibrant agriculture, an encouraging sign of the bright prospects facing this important segment of the economy. It conceals the desperation that pervades in some...
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