rice self-sufficiency

Ditch rice policy, gov’t urged

17 April, 2017 at 12:00

The government’s policy on rice continues to be stuck on self-sufficiency and a conflicted practice on importation despite recommendations from local economic experts from the government, private sector and the academe as well as international

We need rifles, not shotguns

18 July, 2016 at 10:45

I’ve been writing much lately about rice, and agriculture in general, because what we’ve been doing wrong all along on that commodity and that sector has wrought an inordinate amount of damage on our economy and on our people through the years.

Making farmers profitable

12 July, 2016 at 18:30

“DA targets 100 percent rice self-sufficiency in 2 years,” ran the headline of a recent news story. “Oh, no, not again,” I thought to myself, getting a sense of déjà vu. Six years ago, the Department of Agriculture also boldly declared that we will achieve rice self-sufficiency in three years.

Lifting farmers out of poverty

8 July, 2016 at 10:52

The Duterte administration seems to be genuinely concerned about lifting our farmers out of poverty. Finance Secretary Sonny Dominguez recently told a group of businessmen that this administration is planning a revolution in agriculture.

True food security for all

21 July, 2015 at 16:11

By: Cielito F. Habito @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer 12:41 AM July 7th, 2015 I’M CONVINCED that a crucial reason we

An impossible dream?

4 October, 2011 at 17:47

This is a re-posted op-ed piece. TYPHOONS Pedring and Quiel have literally rained on Secretary Proceso Alcala’s parade. Or rather his dream of




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