UA&P to launch agribusiness book on March 20

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THE UNIVERSITY of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) will launch a book by Rolando T. Dy, the head of its agribusiness studies center, on March 20.

The book is called Agribusiness: Pathways to Prosperity by Mr. Dy, a professor and the executive director of the UA&P Center for Food and Agribusiness.

The book contains 63 articles about agriculture from global and Southeast Asian perspectives and industry or business-specific concerns on the use of agricultural productivity to reduce poverty.

“Agribusiness: Pathways to Prosperity” is the fourth book written by Mr. Dy and is intended as a reference for agribusiness practitioners, economists, researchers, policymakers, students, and the public.

Mr. Dy’s earlier books are “Agribusiness and Rural Progress: Actions for Poverty Reduction” released in 2017, “Agribusiness and Inclusive Growth: An Expert’s Advocacy” in 2015, and “Food for Thought: How Agribusiness is Feeding the World” in 2009, along with other books he has co-authored.

Mr. Dy has been studying international agribusiness for nearly 40 years, with engagements in the ASEAN countries, especially Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.

Proceeds of the book sales will fund the scholars of UA&P’s Agribusiness Executives’ Program (AEP), of which Mr. Dy is the academic director. — Reicelene Joy N. Ignacio