Authors: CCLaunio, GORedondo, RFTabalno, FHBordey and PFMoyaMonographs
Achieving Ã¢â‚¬Å“zero rice importÃ¢â‚¬Â remains the single most sought-after target in Philippine agriculture, irrespective of any political administration. This resolve is strengthened each time a major rice crisis hits the world or the country itself. Two commonly asked questions are Ã¢â‚¬Å“How profitable is rice production in the Philippines?Ã¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“Can it produce at a price competitive with that in the world market?Ã¢â‚¬Â. A 1996-to-1999 IRRI study in Nueva Ecija partly answered the question on how the country compares with other Asian countries. This study revisited the case of the PhilippinesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ largest rice- producing province using 2013 two-season survey data gathered from 103 irrigated rice farmers.