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A strengthened fisheries sector is seen to help alleviate those in poverty.
Are we going hungry? Yes, we are but before I give you the numbers, let me tell you a little story.
MANILA, March 7 (Reuters) - The Philippines' food security agency said on Tuesday it was looking to import 250,000 tonnes of rice as soon as possible via a government-to-government deal with any of its traditional suppliers such as Vietnam and Thailand.
Of the three major economic sectors – services, industry and agriculture – the latter is probably the most challenged, particularly because one of the challenges – weather disturbances – is beyond human control and often very destructive.
The interagency National Food Authority Council (NFAC) said it has rejected proposals to import rice via a government-to-government transaction in the first half of the year to boost the country’s buffer stock.
Historically seen as the lifeblood of economic prosperity, agriculture is at a crossroads as soaring global demand for food exposes the limitations of traditional farming. However, advances in technology, production techniques and farming know-how are starting to bear fruit in the drive for food security.
‘There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why… I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?’ – Robert Kennedy
The executive order that would put a stop to new applications for the conversion of farmlands into nonagricultural uses may be out soon, Malacañang said on Wednesday.
It’s often assumed that in the modern era, food security is an achievable goal. But between 2007 and 2008, a confluence of conditions shook the international food system to its core, fueling unrest and riots in more than 40 nations around the world.
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines, February 24, 2017 (ENS) – More than half of the world’s population, nearly four billion people, eat rice as their daily staple, but the changing climate is making it tougher for rice farmers to keep their plants alive until harvest.