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11th World Rice Conference (Opening)

Author: DA Communications Group | 12 November 2019

Agriculture Secretary William Dar attended the The Rice Trader (TRT) 11th World Rice Conference on November 11, 2019 as keynote speaker. He mentioned that the enactment of the Republic Act 11203 or the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL) is a major game changer in today’s Philippine rice industry, because it is “the best win-win solution for rice farmers because as consumers, they will have access to affordable and high-quality rice.”

He added that the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund, which is on top of the budget from the regular rice programs of the Department of Agriculture, will also help improve the farmers’ productivity and income.

The TRT World Rice Conference is an annual gathering of commercial and professional rice industry participants such as business leaders, decision-makers, and private and public sector representatives of the rice export community. (Photos by Gian Carlo Luague, DA-AFID)