rice self sufficiency
PH rice industry under liberalization
February 14, 2023
Enacted four years ago, the government promised that RA11203 or the Rice Liberalization Law would improve farmers’ productivity and food security. But rice import dependency and trade deficit worsened, while rice self-sufficiency and farm gate prices fell, to the detriment of Filipino farmers.
What the Rice Tariffication Law violates
April 10, 2019
The declared policy of the newly signed Republic Act (RA) 11203 or Rice Tariffication Law, now with issued implementing rules and regulations, is apparently to ensure food security. Ironically, it is the very same principle that the law puts at risk. Food security is a precondition for economic development. A hungry population is a weak, […]