Philippine rice self-sufficiency - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Philippine rice self-sufficiency


The future of food security

Jun 09, 2015 - 3:25 PM

Without the price support for farmers local rice production will become less profitable and will result in the bankruptcy of farmers

Why shifting to brown rice matters

May 27, 2015 - 2:21 PM

In a country vulnerable to climate change and its impact brown rice will help us face the threat of food insecurity

PH may continue rice imports after 2013

Mar 21, 2013 - 7:10 PM

International agreements like the World Trade Organization may not allow the Philippines to stop imports beyond 2013

NO IMPORTS. The Philippines aims to have no more rice imports by 2014. Photo by AFP

Smuggled rice to create new crisis

Feb 09, 2013 - 7:33 PM

Abono partylist chairman Rosendo So alleges that smuggled grains supposedly from China and Vietnam are flooding rice producing provinces and depressing prices

STAPLE. Rice is the Philippines staple. It is the goal of the national government to achieve rice self-sufficiency at the end of 2013. Photo by AFP

Rice self-sufficiency: the dangerous dream

Jan 12, 2013 - 12:26 AM

Government should give up its ambitious plan maintain a practical stance on rice importation and make sure its agriculture budget is spent on the right programs

A DANGEROUS DREAM. A risk in the rice self-sufficiency goal is unreasonably high price of rice. AFP photo shows Filipino farmer in Misamis Oriental

Will PH hit rice self- sufficiency target?

Dec 09, 2012 - 10:55 AM

President Benigno Aquino III has bravely proclaimed the country will become self sufficient in rice in 2013 The target is a nice sound bite in the Philippines the world’s biggest rice importer especially with mid term elections coming up in May of next year

Decline in NFA rice pulls down country stock at end-August

Sep 12, 2012 - 6:35 PM

NFA s rice stock inventory posts decline of 64 2 as of August amid efforts to attain self sufficiency

Philippines' goal not to import rice may harm world market: ADB

Aug 30, 2012 - 7:44 PM

Self sufficiency could cause price volatility in the intl rice market ADB