Strengthening local rice markets – The case of smallholder producers in the Philippines

In view of the expected trade liberalisation in the ASEAN countries in 2017, reducing barriers of market access and strengthening the market position of local smallholders represent important interventions. In Iloilo Province in the Philippines, the Centre for Rural Development of Humboldt University Berlin (SLE) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have analysed how this can be achieved and how the potential held by urban markets can be tapped.