Defend Our Rice Farmers Now

Event: Rural Development and Food Security Forum 2019: Transformative Changes for Rural Prosperity and Nutritious Food

Defend Our Rice Farmers Now

28 October 2019

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The Philippine Rice Research Institute Vice President argues that the 35-percent tariff under the rice tariffication law will translate to 40 percent of Filipino farmers suffering. The Rice Enhancement Competitiveness Fund is helpful, but miniscule compared to what the farmers are losing. It is now up to the DA to find solutions to defend our rice farmers.

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