It’s not just about having big farms and lots of farm machinery to implement industrial farming. You need extensive high-grade infrastructure to store, move, and market the presumably large volumes of produce industrial farming produces from the farmgate to the market.
For industrial farming to be viable for grains like rice and corn, for example, bulk storage and transport facilities are required and not the current bag-based tingi style currently in place.
Bulk logistics is capital-intensive and requires large storage silos, big trucks (and roads and bridges that could support these), freight-grade rail lines, deep-water harbours where large bulk carriers could be served, and those big quay bulk loaders and unloaders that can efficiently serve these ships.
There is no pwede-na-yan in world-class farming. It is an entire system that spans geography, industries, and communities. Filipinos need to do better than their petty politics and petty discourse to really understand — much more, implement — industrial farming.
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