FOR many in the Philippine agriculture sector, 2019 is regarded as a particularly challenging year. In the Philippines, the Lewis model does not yield the rosy promise of economic progress, as it disempowers the agricultural sector, in particular, and hence the Philippine economy, in general. First is the linear stages model which emerged in the 50’s and 60’s.This is an economic theory of development in which the right quantity and mixture of saving, investment, and foreign aid were all that was necessary for a country to develop (Goulet,D.,2003:110). The status of Philippine agriculture as well as the challenges and strategies for sustainable development were discussed. It regards political development as the condition for economic development. This was being reinforced by Rostow’s stages of development. The Philippine Development Plan for 2017-2022 seeks to: expand economic opportunities for those who are engaged in agriculture; increase access to economic opportunities for small farmers. PDF : Performance of Philippine Agriculture, April-June 2019: 2019: January-March 2019. PDF : Performance of Philippine Agriculture, October-December 2018: 2018 Western Liberal Model of Development: In this model, it is held that all societies undergo changes from traditional, transitional and modern stages of development. Overview. The Medium- Term Philippine Development Plan (MTPDP) for 1999 through 2004 focused on rural development, especially on the modernization of the agricultural sector. 1. It supports the autonomy, rights and self- interest of the individual as the basis of all development. The farmers and fisherfolk are among the poorest of the poor and the agriculture sector is losing its competitiveness. Performance of Philippine Agriculture, July-September 2019: 2019: April-June 2019. characterized by subsistence agriculture or hunting and gathering; almost wholly a "primary" sector economy These are the startling realities of Philippine agriculture that sum it all. PDF : Performance of Philippine Agriculture, January-March 2019: 2018: October-December 2018. Development theories are better explained in four strands of thought. Philippine Agriculture over the Years: Performance, Policies and Pitfalls 1 Cielito F. Habito and Roehlano M. Briones 2 Introduction Although many still think of the Philippines as an agricultural economy, strictly speaking, it is not. Below is an outline of Rostow's six stages of growth: The traditional society. The FMR sub-project, implemented under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) is worth over P55 million, funded with a World Bank loan, and national government and provincial government equities to support development in the area, particularly the agriculture sector. The MTPDP targeted agricultural growth from 2.6% to 3.4% during the plan's time- frame, as well as growth in … Philippine Rural Development Project In 2014, the World Bank approved financing for the Philippine Rural Development Project . In addition to the five stages he had proposed in The Stages of Economic Growth in 1960, Rostow discussed the sixth stage beyond high mass-consumption and called it "the search for quality" in 1971.