Dr. Rolando T. Dy’s jewel of a book intelligently connects the dots and explains how the food that lands in our dining tables is intricately linked to countless farms all over the world.
Dr. Rolando T. Dy has spent more than 30 years of his life writing papers and giving lectures on agribusiness development in different parts of the world. As a consultant for various international and local organizations, he has keenly observed how agribusiness has evolved and affected the lives of peoples in the planet. Just when one thinks that with all his achievements, there is probably nothing else that he has done to further enhance his scholarly pursuits, the agribusiness expert, who humbly describes himself as the barrio boy from Davao, has surprised his followers by writing his first book.
Launched last December 8, 2009 at the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) where he is concurrently the Executive Director of the Center for Food and Agribusiness, Dr. Dy presented to the members of the academic and business communities his latest achievement: a new book entitled “Food for Thought/ How Agribusiness is Feeding the World (With Special Focus on the ASEAN).” Published by UA&P in cooperation with the Comprehensive Initiative for the Trans-forma-tion of Organizations (CITO) Foundation, the book, all of 258 pages, has been described as “first of its kind that takes a broad look at agribusiness and reveals the extent of the sector’s global reach and significance.”