Value Chain of Rice (in Transition to Organic) in Region 02, Philippines

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  •   Diosdado C. Cañete

Abstract

The study was focused on Value Chain Analysis (VCA) of rice (in transition to organic) in Region 02. Specifically, it aimed to: a) map out the value chain of rice in transition to organic by identifying the processes, actors and their roles from inputs to product consumption; b) identify and analyze the constrains and issues affecting production and marketing of organic rice; and, c) recommend policy options to improve the production and marketing of rice in transition to organic in Region 02. The study covered five (5) provinces namely: Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino. There are six sectors covered by the study along the value chain of organic rice such as Business Development Services (BDS) providers, farm input suppliers, farmer producers, processors, traders/retailers, and consumers.


Organic rice in Region 02 is in infant stage which the different sectors engage in small or minimal volume of operation. There are few registered as organic rice producers in the region. BDS is working effectively their role as provider of support services to other sectors in the value chain of rice. Greater share of value added incurred by processers (millers) and institutional buyers/traders of finish product.


All sectors in different provinces in the region need supports on physical facilities, technological, financial and market linkage from government and non-government organizations to strengthen their operations on production, processing and marketing of organic rice.


Keywords: Value Chain, Value Added, Organic, Sectors and Awareness

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How to Cite
Cañete, D. C. (2019). Value Chain of Rice (in Transition to Organic) in Region 02, Philippines. European Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.24018/ejfood.2019.1.1.1