By DEE AYROSO
Tags: rice importation
Bantay Bigas says government should buy at least 25 per cent of the local rice harvest.
“The Philippines is an agricultural country, and we have all the means to grow the amount of food that we currently import.”
‘For agriculture to become the base of economic development, the state’s economic program including its foreign trade policy should include protecting and supporting small farmers to develop local agricultural production, increase rural employment, and achieve food self-sufficiency.’
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com There would be no food security in the country for as long as it remains largely dependent on rice imports. The advocacy group Bantay Bigas renewed its call for rice sufficiency in the Philippines in the wake of the release of a paper “Putting Rice on the Table: Rice…
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas says Malacañang should make public the report made by NFA administrator Lito Banayo about massive overpricing of rice during Arroyo’s regime.