The government, through the Department of Agriculture, should take the lead in generating the “big ideas” for the roadmap, and should solicit inputs from the private sector and other stakeholders.

The roadmap should also actively involve the private sector, which may have more access to the export markets and funding for research for development.

A value-chain approach to level up Philippine agriculture, while making sure the smallholders also earn their fair share of the fruits of production along the value chain.