self-sufficiency


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self-sufficiency

the extent to which an individual (or household) restricts his consumption to products produced by himself. Developing countries with a large agricultural sector show a higher degree of self-sufficiency than industrial countries where SPECIALIZATION of labour is the norm. See NONMARKETED ECONOMIC ACTIVITY.
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The government's policy on rice continues to be stuck on self-sufficiency and a conflicted practice on importation despite recommendations from local economic experts from the government, private sector and the academe as well as international bodies to ditch what is described as 'not practical.
Part of its thrust to achieve rice self-sufficiency in the country through its Food Staples Sufficiency Program (FSSP) 2011-2016, the Department of Agriculture (DA) recently convened grains retailers, wholesalers, and other key players in the rice industry at the National Grains Retailers/Wholesalers Conference, the biggest gathering of the rice industry sector in 2013.
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CAIRO: Egypt, the world's biggest wheat importer, is aiming for 70 percent self-sufficiency in wheat by 2020 as it plants new strains with higher yields, local papers quoted a government minister as saying on Wednesday.
today announced that his Family Self-Sufficiency Act passed as part of the bipartisan Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act.
With self-sufficiency being a key pillar of the State's long-term strategy and National Vision 2030, new opportunities continue to open for local and international business leaders to contribute to a dynamic, self-sufficient national economy.
These discussions on rice self-sufficiency are just mere political self-interest that will continue to keep our farmers poor ('Debate on rice strategy continues,' Business, 2/2/18).
Al-Mana, who was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a press conference on the Qatar Self-Sufficiency Exhibition 2018, said the programme is similar to QDB's efforts to help farmers increase crop production in Qatar.
The Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) announced that Egypt's self-sufficiency of red meat reached 64.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) is looking at changes in the computation of the country's rice self-sufficiency level, saying that the one used by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is not accurate.
The ill effects of the weather phenomenon also prompted the government to rethink its development strategy and shoot for rice self-sufficiency.