Infrastructure development will be critical so agricultural areas in the countryside could be utilized more and to improve their linkages to the urban/domestic and export markets. Thus, a “Build, Build, Build” program is also a must for agriculture.

There is also a need to engage the private sector in a “build and transfer” scheme to accelerate the development of national irrigation systems. Irrigation development, however, should also cover high-value commercial crops and not just rice.

Massive investments must be provided for rainwater harvesting not only for economic purposes but also for flood mitigation. More solar-powered irrigation systems should also be built all over the country.
Furthermore, food terminal markets in strategic areas including facilities for post-harvest handling, packaging, and related facilities, including farm-to-market roads, to enhance agri-industrialization should be constructed in the rural areas.