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Domestic and international impacts of the rice trade policy reform in the Philippines

Posted by on 2021-12-23

Faced with high domestic rice prices that have fueled inflation above the 2018 target and penalized poor consumers the most, the government of the Philippines has decided to abandon the quantitative restrictions on imports and replace them with tariffs. This paper uses a global rice model based on a partial…

Distributional impacts of the rice tariffication policy in the Philippines

Posted by on 2021-12-23

In March 2019, the government of the Philippines promulgated a bill called the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL). It has dramatically changed the policy landscape in the rice sector and generated heated debates on how it would affect food security and poverty. This study explores the welfare effects of this reform…

Climate change and eastern Africa: a review of impact on major crops

Posted by on 2021-12-23

Global warming has become one of the major challenges in maintaining global food security. This paper reviews the impacts of climate change on fourteen strategic crops for eight sub-Saharan Africa countries. Climate change is projected to increase median temperature by 1.4–5.5°C and median precipitation by −2% to 20% by the…

Assessing climate adaptation options for cereal-based systems in the eastern Indo-Gangetic Plains, South Asia

Posted by on 2021-12-23

Abstract New farming systems and management options are needed in South Asia as the intensive rice–wheat production system is set to become increasingly unsustainable under climate change. In the current study, six cropping systems options/treatments varying in tillage, crop establishment method, residue management, crop sequence and fertilizer and water…


The Future of Cereals in Subsaharan Africa: Making more, better through sustainable intensification

Posted by Margarita Ramirez on 2021-12-20

Cereals account for 50% of the total calories and crop-land in SubSaharan Africa (SSA). Demand for cereals, including maize, wheat, millet, rice and sorghum, is expected to triple by 2050 as the population rapidly grows. To ensure future food security, yields must reach 80% of their potential, while they currently…