|DP 2016-50||Food (In)security and the Price of Rice Self-Sufficiency|
|Briones, Roehlano M.|
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.
|keywords:||Philippines, food security, agriculture, rice production, rice, rice self-sufficiency, farming|
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