Industry Strategic Science and Technology Plans (ISPs) Platform

Competitiveness of Philippine Robusta Coffee Industry under the ASEAN Economic

Producing coffee in the Philippines was found to be competitive under the import substitution scenario wherein producing domestically is cheaper than importing. This implies that the Philippines should focus on improving its domestic production of coffee. Based on the results, coffee yield (0.636 mt/ha) should not go down by 14% in order to maintain its import competitiveness. Results also revealed that to attain export competitiveness, yield must go up by 34% or domestic cost must decrease by 38%.

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