The government can actually ban imports and declare self-sufficiency, but this could trigger an upsurge in rice prices, long queues, and a restive constituency as experienced in the mid-1990s. With an ever-growing demand, rice imports are allowed to stabilize domestic rice prices. Indeed, food security is not just about producing enough supply but also ensuring its affordability to consumers.


  • Year Published: 2015
  • ISBN: 2094-8409
  • Pages: 8