State Intervention in the Rice Sector
in Selected Countries:
Implications for the Philippines

2005, 345 pages, Paperback

Php 150.00

 

Rice is vital to the Philippine economy. The Philippine rice sector, however, is plagued with a multitude of structural, institutional, environmental and socio-economic problems. The challenge that the Philippine government continues to face is how to achieve rice self-sufficiency at the soonest possible time while ensuring the welfare of the millions of rice farmers and their families and consumers as well.

This compendium of studies provides the experiences of major rice-importing and exporting countries in intervening in their rice sectors. The experiences from other countries point to active state intervention as a crucial factor in the success of rice production and rice trade. It is hoped that the lessons and insights drawn from the various studies could be helpful in re-defining a more coherent and responsive Philippine rice policy.


CONTENTS (PDF Files)

 

Preface and Contents

 

SYNOPTIC PAPERS

 

Attaining Rice Self Sufficiency in the Philippines:

Lessons from Major Rice Producing Countries

 

The Role of the State in the Philippine Rice Trade

 

COUNTRY PAPERS

 

China

 

Indonesia

 

Malaysia

 

Thailand

 

United States

 

Vietnam

 

About the Authors

 

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