Research and Development Policy Notes | Volume 1 No. 1 October 2019

Out-Migration in Agriculture

An Analysis of the Loss of Labor in the Agriculture Sector in the Philippines


Beginning 2012, net employment in the Philippine agriculture, hunting, and forestry (AHF) sector has been on a downtrend as more workers had moved out of the sector than workers staying in or moving into agriculture. Agricultural employment loss was observed in 15 out of the 17 regions in the country.

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