Philippines: Rice Self-sufficiency Remains Elusive Thanks to Government Intervention

“The Aquino administration has pledged to make our country self-sufficient in rice in three years. Agricultural Secretary Processo Alcala stresses the seriousness of that goal. But experts are pessimistic.” Recalling those statements from a Manila Times article (entitled “SC’s Farm Conversion Ruling will Boost Rice Self-Sufficiency” [July 14, 2010]), I remember expressing my own . . . → Read More: Philippines: Rice Self-sufficiency Remains Elusive Thanks to Government Intervention