This Policy Brief, Rice Industry in Review, provides both a snapshot of the rice industry’s fourth-quarter and full-year performance for 2020, as well as an overview of its long-run trend. Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19 during the past year, along with some lingering criticisms over the implementation of the RTL, the latest figures show some cause for optimism in the sector. Still, much remains to be done. Definitely there are areas for improvement in the RCEP which we shall discuss with the hope for stable rice supply and prices, a competitive rice industry and better incomes for our rice farmers.

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