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Rice Prices and the National Food Authority

  • Intal, Ponciano Jr. S.
  • Cu, Leah Francine
  • Illescas, Jo Anne

This study examines the performance of the National Food Authority (NFA) with respect to its function of price stability and implications for public finances, and recommends policy reforms where warranted. It finds that NFA has been unsuccessful in stabilizing producer prices, but relatively successful in stabilizing retail prices, largely through exercise of its import monopoly. However, it does so at high cost, partly due to operational inefficiency, but largely owing to its fundamental policy mandate. The study recommends relinquishing this mandate, and leaving a greater role for the private sector in stabilizing rice prices, with NFA function and price policy limited to maintaining strategic reserves a variable import levy.

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Paper provided by Philippine Institute for Development Studies in its series Discussion Papers with number DP 2012-27.

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Length: 155
Date of creation: 2012
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Handle: RePEc:phd:dpaper:dp_2012-27
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  1. Yao, Richard T. & Shively, Gerald E. & Masters, William J., 2005. "How Successful Are Government Interventions In Food Markets? Insights From The Philippine Rice Market," 2005 Annual meeting, July 24-27, Providence, RI 19263, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  2. David, Cristina C., 1997. "Food Policy: Its Role in Price Stability and Food Security," Discussion Papers DP 1997-11, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
  3. David, Cristina C., 1997. "Food Policy: Its Role in Price Stability and Food Security," Philippine Journal of Development JPD 1997 Vol. XXIV No.1-e, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
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