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Farmers lose Php85 billion during first year: Peasant livelihoods destroyed, food insecurity worsened by rice liberalization

February 14, 2020


Rice liberalization has undermined the livelihoods of millions of farmers and most likely even pushed many into bankruptcy. It will only worsen the country’s food insecurity as already seen with record high rice imports.

Philippine rice industry in crisis

February 13, 2020

A year after the enactment of the rice liberalization law, volume and value of palay production and palay farm gate prices have fallen while rice imports and trade deficit soared

PH agriculture crisis under Duterte

February 13, 2020

The current share of agriculture in the economy at 7.8% is the smallest in Philippine history

Slowest land distribution in 32 years of agrarian reform

February 13, 2020

Average monthly land distribution under the Duterte administration of 3,400 hectares is the slowest rate in 32 years

Opening Statement for the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments on the Proposed Amendments to the 1987 Constitution

February 13, 2020

The current global context of growing protectionism, a turnaround from investment liberalization, and eroding multilateralism make relaxing foreign equity restrictions even more inappropriate