The Philippines by the Numbers

By Erin Sinogba; Infographic by Eric Rulona

The Philippine economy relies heavily on agriculture, yet many of its farmers continue to live in poverty. Eventually, farmers are forced to seek employment in other sectors, threatening agricultural production. One solution is to support Philippine agriculture and make it lucrative for Filipinos to continue working in farms. Once the fourth-largest coffee producer in the world, the Philippines has since declined in its coffee production due to a number of factors, including regular rain and flooding and high cost of coffee harvesting. By investing in and supporting the coffee industry, we hope to do our part in helping struggling farmers.