[Blueboard] IPC invitation to a VRA lecture by ALFREDO R. M. ROSETE on Property, Access, and Power: Agribusiness Venture Agreements in the Philippines (T, 30 June 2015, 3:00-4:30 pm, IPC Conference Rm. 203)

Institute of Philippine Culture [LS] ipc.soss at ateneo.edu
Tue Jun 23 13:52:11 PHT 2015


 *The Institute of Philippine Culture*

*School of Social Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University*

cordially invites you to a lecture on




*Alfredo R. M. Rosete, Ph.D. candidate*

Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts

Visiting Research Associate, Institute of Philippine Culture


*Tuesday, 30 June 2015*

*3:00 – 4:30 p.m.*

*IPC Conference Room (Rm. 203)*

*2/F Frank Lynch Hall, Social Development Complex*

*Ateneo de Manila University*

*Loyola Heights, Quezon City*


In 1988, the Philippine Government ratified and began to implement the
Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP). Soon after, cases surfaced of
Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) entering contractual arrangements with
agribusiness firms, both local and multinational. These arrangements range
from lease agreements to exclusive growership contracts. State actors have
dubbed these arrangements Agribusiness Venture Agreements (AVAs), and have
made attempts to regulate the types of contracts that ARBs enter. The
presentation is based on a field investigation conducted by Mr. Rosete
among ARBs in the Southern Mindanao Region. Individual interviews and focus
group discussions indicate that information manipulation, costs of
production, and belief in the effectiveness of collective action ex-ante
are strong determinants of the types of contracts that ARBs enter, and the
resulting payoffs that these contracts generate. He also found evidence of
what has been dubbed as adverse incorporation across differing contract
types. He will then present a simple game theoretic model in order to give
some intuition as to what types of interventions are viable in ensuring ARB

*About the lecturer*

*Alfredo R. M. Rosete *is a PhD candidate in the Economics Department at
the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He was born and raised in the
Philippines, and was an Atenean throughout his primary and secondary
education. His research interests include Economic Development, Game
Theory, Conflict Theory, Collective Choice, and Political Economy. Mr.
Rosete also holds an MS in Mathematics from Loyola University, Chicago.

** For inquiries or confirmation of your attendance, please contact (+63 2)
426-6001 extension 4651 <%28%2B63%202%29%20426-6001%20extension%204651>
local 213, or email us at <ipc.soss at ateneo.edu <ipc.soss at ateneo.edu>>. *

*Institute of Philippine Culture (IPC)*School of Social Sciences
2/F Frank Lynch Hall, Social Development Complex
Ateneo de Manila University
Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights, 1108 Quezon City, Philippines
Tel Nos.: (+63 2) 426-6001 ext. 4651 loc. 213; (+63 2) 426 6067 loc. 213
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