Scraping Together All the Rice We Waste

Some experts doubt the Philippines will reach its goal of self-sufficiency in rice production by the end of next year, saying it will take until at least 2020, but most likely longer. The World Bank and the Asian Development Bank agree that financing requirements for necessary infrastructure developments are too large and realistically unattainable. The International Rice Research Institute identifies one major challenge as postharvest losses along the supply chain, including consumer waste worth as much as $200 million a year.

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