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In the Philippines, importing rice has long been controversial but food shortages may force the government’s hand

The Philippines has long touted the idea of self-sufficiency in rice, an essential staple at the heart of every breakfast, lunch and dinner.But rice growers like Efraen Serrano know that dream is falling further out of reach. The country’s geography doesn’t provide enough suitable land for the crop as the population swells. Urbanisation and the pull to work in cities have reduced the number of farmers.“More farms are being converted to factories and homes,” said Serrano, who farms a five-acre…... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, In the Philippines, importing rice has long been controversial but food shortages may force the government’s hand, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you In the Philippines, importing rice has long been controversial but food shortages may force the government’s hand

 

 

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Published By: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - Monday, 18 February

 

 

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