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DA earmarks P26M for study on rice sector

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Anticipating the impact of the Asean economic integration by 2015 on local rice production and trade, the Department of Agriculture is spending P26 million for a baseline study on the local rice sector in comparison with those of other rice-producing countries.

The funding for the study will come from the department’s national rice program. It will cover data on the rice sectors of the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, India and China, as well as the various government policies that affect competitiveness and marketing of commercial and hybrid rice varieties in the said countries.

Data gathered should help the government craft and manage interventions that would make the Philippines competitive in rice production, processing, and marketing before 2015, when imports become more accessible to member-countries, Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala said.

The study will also consider the effects of climate change on rice production and the possible solutions, he said.

“We want a deeper knowledge (of the rice sector) as we anticipate the opening of markets in Asia on various food products come 2015 under the Asean Economic Community (AEC),” Alcala said.

The AEC, adopted in 2007, aims to transform the Asean into a single hub with free movement of goods, services, investment, skilled labor, and freer flow of capital.


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  • JasonBieber

    And speaking of the rice sector…PNoy boldly claimed that the Philippines will be rice self sufficient by 2013. Well, it’s 2013…and it doesn’t look like the country is rice self-sufficient?

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    Once Masons progress to the higher degrees and they finally believe the ‘Masonic lie”; and they will ‘understand’ that the Grand Architect of the Universe is not the God of the Old or New Testaments, but instead is the perfect dues paying Mason in good standing, who like the statue example above, they chipped away at, and finally shed needless ‘layers’ from both their old useless religion, and from loyalties outside of Masonry, which all along were what concealed them from their own personal true image, as the one and only real God.

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    Satan does not need to receive worship to achieve his goals. All he has to do is to keep a man from following Jesus. Satan knows that anyone who does not follow in the teachings of Jesus does not have God. (2 John 9)



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