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Helping the Philippines become competitive thru improved hybrid rice seed production

Authors: FHBordey, JCBeltran, PFMoya, RGManalili, MRLSValentin and DBRebong II



This paper assesses the farm-level competitiveness of producing F1 seeds in the Philippines relative to China and India, the world’s major hybrid seed producers. Specifically, yield and input-use in hybrid rice seed production were examined; costs of and returns to producing F1 seeds were estimated and compared; and policies on increasing hybrid seed availability and affordability in the Philippines were recommended.


  • Year Published: 2015
  • ISBN: Pending
  • Pages: 44