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How can rice trade liberalization affect producers and consumers?: Rice Science for Decision-Makers

Authors: ACLitonjua and FHBordey

Policy Briefers


Trade liberalization (lib) is widely believed to hurt the farming sector but is beneficial to consumers. However, the magnitude of the effect is hardly understood, thus clouding the actions that need to be taken. This policy brief describes the form of rice trade lib that the Philippines (PH) will face in the immediate future and quantifies its effects on producers and consumers.


  • Year Published: 2015
  • ISBN: 2094-8409
  • Pages: 4