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Information Resource contains articles related to food security in the country. The articles are from news websites and may also include contributions from member-agencies.

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09:15:56 AM | Friday, October 20th, 2017

Last Oct. 16 was the commemoration of World Food Day. This year’s theme hoped to jump-start the UN Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger in 15 years.

09:25:41 AM | Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

The Council for Health and Development calls for genuine land reform, saying it is 'the most effective and efficient solution to the current food crisis in the Philippines.

09:14:39 AM | Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Farmers and their families bear the greatest brunt of food insecurity and malnutrition in the country as prolonged droughts and extreme precipitation affect their crop yields.

08:55:20 AM | Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

MANILA — Babes Marcelino, a farmer in North Cotabato, is a mother of five. She plants rice and corn in one hectare of land.

08:37:47 AM | Friday, October 13th, 2017

The Philippines is inching closer to finally scrapping the quantitative restriction (QR) on rice after a substitute bill mandating its abolition has been approved by a technical working group (TWG) in the House of Representatives.

08:58:35 AM | Thursday, October 12th, 2017

The government should subsidize farming inputs so as to achieve food security and uplift the country’s agriculture industry.

 

10:01:55 AM | Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

The Philippines is becoming increasingly vulnerable to food insecurity with its ranking on the latest Global Food Security Index dropping to 79th out of 109 countries this year from 74th last year.

09:59:51 AM | Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations urged the Philippine government to increase its investments in rural areas to discourage Filipino farmers from migrating to other countries.

01:06:09 PM | Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) released last week the 2017 Global Food Security Index (GFSI) that provided a worldwide perspective on which countries are most and least vulnerable to food insecurity and how resource risks increase vulnerability.

01:02:28 PM | Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

As the country celebrates national peace consciousness month, we are reminded about the role of peace in food security.