Per Capita Rice Consumption (PCRC) is an approximate measure of the amount of milled rice consumed by a person in a year. This is a critical variable used in estimating the rice requirement of the country. Therefore, this has an impact on setting the import requirement of the country. Increased PCRC means more imported rice1.
Boosting research, production, and promotion of brown rice to fit the purchasing power and appetites of ordinary families is instrumental in addressing our nutrition concerns and narrowing the gap between domestic rice supply and demand.
The country aims at rice self-sufficiency by 2013. This could be realized if government services proposed in the Food Staples Self-Sufficiency Roadmap for 2011 to 2016 would be extended immediately, because these will directly or indirectly influence national rice production. One of the working hands of the Department of Agriculture (DA) is the National Food Authority (NFA).
Rationale: Figuring out the capacity of farmers to produce marketed surplus is a key to understanding their economic situation
High-quality seeds (HQS) are pure, full and uniform in size, viable, free from weed seeds and seed-borne pests, germinate well, and produce healthy seedlings. Breeder (BS), foundation (FS), registered (RS), and certified (CS) seeds are the various classes of HQS.
Biofertilizers are being recommended in farming owing to the producers’ claim that these fertilizers yield quality product without harming one’s health and the environment. However, biofertilizers may not be effective as expected.