Authors: Philippine Rice Research InstitutePolicy Briefers
Two socio-economic studies of PhilRice show that income of rice-based farm households (RBFH) has improved but their economic condition may not be as rosy as it seems. More than two million households or roughly ten million Filipinos engage in rice-based farming. This indicates that increasing the household income of rice farmers can help relieve poverty in rural areas in the Philippines. Thus, understanding the trends in incomes of RBFH can lead to certain insights on strategies to reduce poverty in rural areas.