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Entrepreneurial Drivers of AgTech in the Philippines

Published on June 24, 2019

Modern agriculture has evolved from farmers operating simple mechanized tractors to using high-tech drone imagery of fields or digital farm information systems navigated by a mobile app. Drones and agriculture-smart mobile apps are just some of the AgTech innovations with the potential to disrupt and restructure the global agri-food industry and increase productivity and sustainability across the sector’s value chain. This study explores interconnections among different types of enterprise groups and sub-groups that constitute the Philippine AgTech sector. Although the global growth trajectory of AgTech has been impressive, developing economies like the Philippines lag behind the rest. This paper examines various factors that would enable AgTech SMEs and young enterprises in the Philippines to gain leverage from this emerging economic sector by focusing on the external and internal drivers that impact performance.