PH plans exportation of high-quality rice

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The Philippines, which is known as the world’s top rice importer, plans to pursue more aggressively its goal of going into rice exportation.

From the 10 metric tons to be shipped out of the country in the first quarter this year, the Department of Agriculture aims to increase the volume of the country’s rice exports to 300,000 metric tons within three years.

Dante Delima, assistant secretary of the Department of Agriculture and National Rice Program coordinator, said this at the sidelines of the launch of the National Year of Rice in Quezon City on Monday.

Delima said the government was targeting to gradually raise the country’s rice exports to 300, 000 MT by 2016.

“We are planning to export the same volume of rice imports that will enter the country through the WTO agreement, so rice prices will not be affected,” Delima said.

Delima was referring to the country’s commitment to allow at least 350,000 MT of rice to enter the country at 50 percent tariff under a World Trade Organization agreement.

In the meantime, he said the country would ship 10 metric tons of high quality varieties of rice including black, red and organic fancy rice to Hong Kong and Macau by the first quarter of this year.

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  • 12JEM

    Better yet, aim for the stoppage of rice smuggling….from Vietnam, India, Cambodia and Thailand.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2I5Z6CAZKOTTPZEHG4LFXYUFFA dudes

    yes….. we can export quality rice if the NFA will buy all palay from our farmers in the good price…

  • Sandy Bulet

    Maganda ang layunin ng gobyerno lalo na sa exportation ng bigas pero sana rin iconsider ang mga kapatid nating magsasaka ng palay na sa halip na  bigas ang kinakain eh mais at root crops lang ang nasa hapag kainan dahil pag araw ng anihan pinambabayad muna nila sa mga nautang na abono at punlang palay. Haay, mas matutuwa ako kung makikinabang muna ay ang ating mga magsasakang naghihikahos at salat sa pagkain kesa unahin ang kapakanan ng ibang nasyon. Tulungang magkalupa ang mga magsasaka, ayusin ang mga patubig at irrigasyon sa mga liblib na kanayunan at kesa mangutang ang mga magsasaka sa tindahan, maglaan ang gobyerno ng mga abot kayang punla na pwedeng hiramin taon taon at suportahan sila sa mga makabagong makinarya.

    Marami sa aking mga kamag anak at kababayan ay mga magsasaka, kung makakausap at makikita lang ninyo kung anong klaseng buhay meron sa mga liblib na lugar ng Pilipinas gaya ng dulong bayan ng Aurora, manlulumo kayo sa kalagayan ng ating mga magsasaka.

    • Yxon

      DA should  be more active on their roles to help these least of the farmers to have more productive farms and maybe on lesser interest loans.  It should throw away practices of giving loans just to the already elite farmers, or close-to-heart-non-farmers. It seems that previous loan grants had been cornered by these people

  • adscity_info

    masyadong ambisyoso.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JEMNLLYAP5EA7SM3A6QUOGV62Q Chris

      possible yan..

  • reader2323

    we are importing low quality rice and then we will export high quality rice? HOY GISING IIWAN SA ATIN ANG BULOK. SA LAHAT NA BALITA NGAYONG UMAGA ITO ANG PINKA BAD NEWS! NASIRA TULOY ANG AKING UMAGA! KAY PANGIT NA UMAGA! 

    • http://www.facebook.com/katipunan Andres Bonifacio

      Sa Masa, low quality rice is enough…baka kung kakain ng masarap, lalung gaganapan manganak! LOL!

    • Yxon

      it seems that those to be exported are more of the fancy varieties, black, red, and organic , which are more expensive and nonaffordable even to the middle class filipinos

  • MDLANHAM

    This is indeed good news.

     

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