Canlas, Pacifico M
Rico, the principal staple crop of the Philippines
(dating as far back as pre-historic times, thrives on a
favourably endowed geographic base in the largest rice-producing
and consuming region of the world. The
industry has increased its output by about 3.5 times
from 1910 to 1960, but this period has been characterised
by low national average yields and a slowly evolving
technology. Imports of rice to fill shortages in the
country have been recorded as early as 19O3.
The national...[Show more]
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