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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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11:22:27 AM | Monday, August 14th, 2017

The President’s economic managers decided to remove provisions calling for the restructuring of the National Food Authority (NFA) in proposals to amend Republic Act (RA) 8178 to convert the quantitative restriction (QR) of rice into tariffs.

11:17:08 AM | Monday, August 14th, 2017

A social enterprise behind the creation of the first sign language dictionary in the world and another that aims to tackle global food security by helping smallholders have one thing in common. They are a new breed of business entities with unproven business models that would be out of the reach of much-needed philanthropic dollars if not for the emergence of impact investing.

11:07:30 AM | Monday, August 14th, 2017

Recently 60 delegates from 22 Asian countries took part in a workshop organized by the United Nations in Manila to map out national adaptation plans or NAPs, which are the main vehicles of countries for climate change adaptation including accessing climate finance.

11:03:25 AM | Monday, August 14th, 2017

NAGA CITY, July 25 (PIA) –The leader of an agriculturists’ organization called on his colleagues to deal with the challenge of striking a balance between cashing in on groundbreaking agribusiness and protection of environment.

10:38:25 AM | Thursday, August 10th, 2017

In thirty years, the Philippines may become even more dependent on imports of rice, coffee, vegetables, and pork.

10:34:02 AM | Thursday, August 10th, 2017

MANILA, Philippines - Six companies from Southeast Asia will likely supply the 250,000 metric tons (MT) of rice as part of the planned government to private sector (G2P) importation scheme to boost the country’s dwindling buffer stock.

01:40:10 PM | Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

The Philippines and other Asean countries would be able to cut poverty faster if they would cut tariffs on rice and eliminate trade barriers, according to the latest study released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

10:53:17 AM | Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

BIOTECHNOLOGY can be the key to the country's food security and development issues. Gil Saguiguit, director of Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) said that this scientific technology gives farmers a fighting chance to cope with the many challenges and obstacles they face in farming.

10:29:07 AM | Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya—Enterprising students of the Nueva Vizcaya State University (NVSU) in this capital town have pioneered what they describe as a project that combats decreasing volume of agricultural crops harvested in urbanized municipalities of Nueva Vizcaya and the increasing factors that contribute to the worsening problem of solid wastes, like plastic bottles, plastic bags, tarpaulins and Styrofoam containers.

04:05:36 PM | Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Rice importation has been a hot topic these past months.