• Philippines’ food production will likely remain insufficient to meet demand, requiring easier import rules to curb inflationary pressures, according to the nation’s planning agency.
  • Local rice production to fall 15% below demand despite 0.7% increase in output this year, National Economic and Development Authority says in a statement
  • Local onion supply to fall short of demand by 10% despite projected 4.7% increase in 2024 production
  • While local hog production improved in past 2 years and is forecast to increase by 2.8% this year, it will still be 20% below pre-African Swine Fever levels