Why the Philippines Chooses to Import Rice

  title={Why the Philippines Chooses to Import Rice},
  author={J. S. Davidson},
  journal={Critical Asian Studies},
  pages={100 - 122}
  • J. S. Davidson
  • Published 2016
  • Economics
  • Critical Asian Studies
  • ABSTRACT Embedded in the debate in the Philippines over food security and food sovereignty are three conventional reasons why the country is a longstanding rice importer: geography, exploitative international policy pressure predicated on the dictates of neoliberalism, and colonial history. This paper argues that these conventional reasons share two limitations. First, they attribute mono-causal reasons for perennial rice imports, either in the form of geography, exogenous power, or history… CONTINUE READING
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