In 2012, Central and Northern Luzon were the least vulnerable to rice stocks compared with other parts of the country. Distribution of stocks was uneven during the first and fourth quarters, when peak of production is observed in key-producing provinces.
Rice vulnerability pattern of 2013 was comparable to that of 2012.
Gauges implications of internal and external factors to food security
MA. CAROL G. DURAN
Agricultural Accounts and Statistical Indicators Division (AASID) - BAS