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where others have failed. Some of the difficulties relate to appropriateness of technologies used, organization, and management of resources. The lack of technical and financial systems and procedures to safeguard against a conflict of interest between the farmers and their enterprise has been a primary cause of business failure. In addition, there are efficiencies that can be attained with a market oriented, and integrated post-production system. Fragmented farms are consolidated under a single management, where the farmers are guaranteed an income no less than what they get as independent farmers. Farm production can be mechanized, and scheduled to enable the associated processing complex to have a steady supply of raw material whose quality is assured. The market's preference and demand can be met. Under such a scheme, the management group provides the financing and the technology. 7
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IV. CONCLUSION For the Philippines to become self-sufficient in rice, it has to adopt existing technologies such as improved varieties and conduct more research to obtain more yield. Likewise, better quality seed combined with good management, including new postharvest technologies, is the best way to improve rice yields and the quality of production. Since current rice yield is way below the yield potential of most modern varieties, improved fertilizer use and crop management, better irrigation facilities and high-yielding varieties can boost the country’s rice output. The main source of additional rice production is improved yield growth. However, the government must implement a strategy to reduce population growth since the actual volume of rice produced by the country is not enough to match rice demand because of the high increase in population. If population growth will be higher than the growth in yield, the country will continue to import rice from other countries to meet domestic demand for rice in the coming years. 8
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V. REFERENCES CGIAR. (n.d.). RicePedia - Philippines. Retrieved from FAO. (n.d.). Retrieved from ? token=F96EC93BCD2C7B59991E7F3774364595 Marjanovic, I. (n.d.). Sustainable Farm Practices for Rice Farming. Retrieved from - practices-for-rice-farming Nguyen, N. and Ferrero, A. (2006) Meeting the challenges of global rice production. Paddy Water Environment, 4, 1-9. 9
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