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Wednesday, February 05, 2014


The government said it attained 97-percent rice self-sufficiency last year and it is not abandoning its rice self-sufficiency target.

Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio “Sonny” Coloma Jr. said that since rice is the staple food, the country cannot attain food security if there is no rice sufficiency.

He noted that the Department of Agriculture reported attaining 97 percent rice sufficiency in 2013.

The DA is also concentrating on promoting and producing high value crops that have potential in the global market such as bananas and pineapples, he said. The DA is also developing organic fruit products such as dragon fruit. 
The DA initially targeted to attain rice self-sufficiency in 2013. To attain its goal, the DA has partnered with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) for the production and distribution of high-quality, stress-resistant seeds that can adapt to climate change; the prioritization of the development of new and modern technologies; and the dissemination of best agricultural practices and support tools, including skills-training for extension and field workers. (PND)

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