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Hybrid rice: Future of the Philippines

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Embracing Hybrid Rice: Impacts and Future Directions” by Dr. Leonardo A. Gonzales of the Sikap/Strive Foundation discusses the impact of the Hybrid Rice Commercialization Program. His paper communicates why the increasing demand for rice coupled with declining resource base rationalizes the need for a technology-based growth in rice production. He argues that the Philippines’ capability to push the yield further will determine the sustainability of rice food security in the future.

 

Click to read the executive summary of his report below:

 

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Author: rbvergara

Born and raised in the Philippines. Moved to California on April 15, 1986 two months after Marcos was overthrown. Have been building a new life and stronger roots in Southern California since then.

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