rice self-sufficiency - updates

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Philippines can meet own rice demand, says crop expert

Feb 27, 2019 - 9:40 PM

If farmers decide to shift to planting high-value rice at the right time and place, Teodoro Mendoza says the country can achieve full rice self-sufficiency

A farmer cultivate the ricefield using a hand tractor in Bulacan on Sunday, February 17, 2019, in preparation for planting rice. President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law the rice tariffication bill on February 15, 2019. Local farmers had opposed the rice tariffication bill, fearing it would flood the market with cheaper rice from abroad and would result the death of the livelihood and welfare of 2.4 million rice farmers and more farm workers. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PH still gunning for rice self-sufficiency despite Duterte remarks

Jun 14, 2018 - 2:30 PM

The Department of Agriculture has not been asked to scrap its rice self-sufficiency targets, says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

Change our rice policy

Jun 01, 2016 - 3:30 PM

If the incoming Duterte administration s objective is to make food more affordable then it should go in the opposite direction and make a real change: abolish the NFA s rice monopoly

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

NFA to rebid rice buffer import

Aug 29, 2014 - 9:35 AM

After a failed bidding on August 27 the National Food Authority is ready to amend the approved budget for contract to ensure rice import delivery by September

Alcala: PH 98% rice self-sufficient in 2014

Aug 13, 2014 - 5:57 PM

But despite improving rice self sufficiency levels congressmen ask why the government is increasing rice imports

ENOUGH RICE. Barring major natural calamities, the Philippines can be 98% self-sufficient in 2014

SONA Fact Check: Gov't efforts hurting rice hoarders

Jul 31, 2014 - 7:09 PM

President Aquino says in his SONA that steps have been taken to achieve enough rice supply This way hoarders who cause prices to increase are frustrated

Hike in rice prices? Gov't mulling fixed prices

Jun 17, 2014 - 6:35 PM

Malacañang says it is carrying out surveillance to discourage hoarding of rice but says prices are expected to stabilize in two months when imports come in

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

PH road to rice self-sufficiency

Jun 17, 2014 - 2:52 PM

What s stopping the Philippines an agricultural country from achieving rice self sufficiency?

PH RICE. What's stopping the Philippines, an agricultural country, from achieving rice self-sufficiency? File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

'PH won't be rice self-sufficient this year'

Nov 21, 2013 - 4:33 PM

The Department of Agriculture admits the country won t be self sufficient in rice by yearend as damage from Yolanda Haiyan continues to grow

RAVAGED. Galvanized iron liters a rice field after it was blown off from houses at the height of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the town center of Hernani, Eastern Samar province in the central Philippines on November 18, 2013, over a week after the storm devastated the area. AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

DA: Palay output likely inched up in H1

Aug 02, 2013 - 4:11 PM

The country s palay production likely reached 8 million metric tons in the first half of 2013 up 1 4 from the previous year s output of 7 89 million MT the DA says

SELF-SUFFICIENT. President Benigno Aquino III says the government is helping farmers increase their harvests in line with the country's goal of being self-sufficient in rice. Photo by AFP

Aquino: PH on track to achieving rice sufficiency

Jul 22, 2013 - 11:12 PM

The President says no imports will be made on top of the country s international commitments this year

SELF-SUFFICIENT. President Benigno Aquino III says the government is helping farmers increase their harvests in line with the country's goal of being self-sufficient in rice. Photo by AFP

PH rice stocks drop to 6-month low

Apr 08, 2013 - 11:32 AM

The Agriculture Department says rice inventories as of March 1 2013 stood at 1 94 million metric tons the lowest since Sept 1 2012

The Philippines is one of the world's biggest rice importers. AFP Photo

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

Rice self-sufficiency target pushed back

Mar 19, 2013 - 7:55 PM

The government still intends to import some 187 000 metric tons of rice in 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

Additional rice imports likely in 2013 - Alcala

Feb 04, 2013 - 3:20 PM

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala says Manila may import as much 200 000 metric tons of rice this year

The Philippines is one of the world's biggest rice importers. AFP Photo

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

Korea, PH open post-harvest facilities in Bohol

Dec 10, 2012 - 12:28 PM

The Republic of Korea and the national government opens a one stop service center for rice farmer s post harvest needs

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

Alcala eyes lower rice imports of 100,000 MT in 2013

Oct 17, 2012 - 3:36 PM

Agriculture Secretary Alcala is eyeing to bring down rice imports to 100 000 MT next year in line with the country s target of being self sufficient in the staple

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

PH vs ADB on rice sufficiency: Gov't confident of 2013 goal

Sep 05, 2012 - 6:03 PM

The Philippines stands firm on attaining rice self sufficiency goal next year

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