Reviewing Rice Tariffication in the Time of COVID-19: Rationale and Road to Rice Self-Sufficiency in the Philippines

24 Pages Posted: 26 Apr 2020

Date Written: April 19, 2020

Abstract

This paper presents a literature-informed and data-driven critique of the Rice Tariffication policy in the Philippines, in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic that has already disrupted rice supplies and hiked rice prices globally. Gaps in the surveyed literature are complemented by discussing the rationale of rice self-sufficiency in an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex & ambiguous (VUCA) world, and outlining a roadmap to rice self-sufficiency bolstered by practical policy recommendations to bring the law closer to the Philippine State's declared policy, which is "…to ensure food security and to make the country's agricultural sector viable, efficient and globally competitive."

Keywords: rice industry, COVID-19 economy, Philippine agriculture, rice tariffication, policy review

Suggested Citation

San Juan, David Michael, Reviewing Rice Tariffication in the Time of COVID-19: Rationale and Road to Rice Self-Sufficiency in the Philippines (April 19, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3582210 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3582210

David Michael San Juan (Contact Author)

De La Salle University ( email )

2401 Taft Ave Malate, Manila
Metro Manila, 1004
Philippines

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