The University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) in cooperation with the Comprehensive Initiative for the Transformation of Organizations (CITO) Foundation recently launched a new book entitled “Food for Thought: How Agribusiness is Feeding the World” by agribusiness expert Rolando T. Dy, Ph. D. The author, who is the Executive Director of the UA&P Center for Food and Agri Business (CFA) and also the Dean of the UA&P School of Management, has more than 30 years experience as an observer of international agriculture development.
“Food for Thought” is the first of its kind that takes a broad look at global agribusiness and reveals the extent of the sector’s reach and significance. It contains comprehensive statistics on the key countries in food production and agriculture which details the products, players and movers in the agribusiness chain from inputs to final products as well as exports and imports. It reveals why and how the ten-nation ASEAN that includes Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam is considered as a global food basket. Further, it has a special chapter on the Philippines and tackles head-on the question of whether there is a mistaken focus on self-sufficiency in rice as the answer to the Filipinos’ chronic struggle with poverty. It is intended for a wide range of readers – from analysts to students, from business executives to political leaders, and from professors to practitioners.
The book has been featured in book reviews in the BusinessMirror (December 16, 2009) and the Philippine Star (December 20 and 21, 2009) by columnists Mr. Leandro Coronel and Mr. Boo Chanco.
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