“The Rice Industry Development Act (RIDA) bill seeks to lift our rice industry from a multi-dimensional crisis that wasted away its productive capability, stunted its development and forestalled the country’s attainment of food security.”
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Bantay Bigas says government should buy at least 25 per cent of the local rice harvest.
“The Philippines is an agricultural country, and we have all the means to grow the amount of food that we currently import.”
Farmers, who produce food, could barely put enough food on the table.
“It is ironic that the rural people who are the primary food producers are the ones who are experiencing lack of food and drastic hunger.”
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