It’s time we focus on producing high-value crops (The Daily Check)
- Impact Area
In an op-ed for the Daily Check, Dan Neff, a former undersecretary of the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Trade and Industry, writes, “For us to achieve agriculture prosperity, emphasis must be given to high-value crops (HVCs).”
From a global perspective, the International Food Policy Research Institute cited a study by Aruja et al. that examined the impact of crop diversification toward HVCs: “The findings reveal that the cultivation of high-value crops play a significant role in enhancing farm income, consumption expenditure and reducing poverty.” The study also stated that growers should allocate areas for HVCs “to have significant income enhancement and poverty reduction.”
Read the op-ed.