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 redefining a more coherent and responsive Philippine rice policy.

This book is available at:
Rice Watch and Action Network (R1)
c/o Action for Economic Reforms office
Unit 331 Eagle Court Condominium
26 Matalino St., Diliman, Quezon City
Tel Nos. (632) 433-2067, 433-7182 Telefax: (632) 922-6710
E-mail: searice@searice.org.ph