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DP 2016-50: Food (In)security and the Price of Rice Self-Sufficiency

The commonly touted solution to achieve food security has always been articulated as achieving self-sufficiency in rice. Since the 1960s, various government regimes have articulated strategies and executed actions to achieve this much-vaunted goal. It has been over half a century, but we have yet to realize this dream. At this point, looking at the hard facts and the numbers, the picture it paints is not pretty. Achieving rice self-sufficiency comes with a price, and let us take a sober look at what it really costs.

Philippine Institute for Development Studies
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Briones, Roehlano M.; Philippines; food security; agriculture; rice production; rice; rice self-sufficiency; farming;
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