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The Philippine Rattan Sector: A Case Study of the Production-to-Consumption Systems

Working Papers
The Philippine Rattan Sector: A Case Study of the Production-to-Consumption Systems

Author:

Isabelita M. Pabuayon; Merlyn N. Rivera; Leina H. Espanto

Publisher:

INBAR

Year:

1998

Pages:

60

Keywords:

Philippines, rattan, production, consumption, system, markets

This research attempts comprehensive assessment of the Philippine rattan sector to identify strategic policy and research agenda for: (1) the sustainable development of the sector and (2) the improvement of the socio-economic conditions of those primarily dependent on it for income and employment. This effort supports the Philippine government’s initiatives to: 1. Promote the sustainable development of its natural resources; 2. Undertake poverty alleviation programs, especially for disadvantaged groups;
and 3. Pursue a rural area-based, employment-oriented, agro-industrial development strategy. The information gathered by this research will contribute to enhancing the sector’s database, which provides the basis for rational decision-making, and allow information exchange and interaction among the Network members.

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