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Cebu food security program intensified
10:29:08 AM | Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Author: Kier Edison C. Belleza

Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Philippine Statistics Authority.

Cebu City — The Cebu provincial government vowed to continue to provide equipment for programs involved in the improvement and progress of the agricultural sector here.

This came after Governor Hilario Davide said his goal is to achieve the food security agenda for the entire province.

A projection of 1.4 million Filipinos will be at risk of hunger by 2030 and another 2.5 million, 20 years later. This, due to lower agricultural production caused by climate change.

In the 2016 Climate Change Vulnerability Index, among 186 countries worldwide, the Philippines ranked 13th as most climate-vulnerable.

Last year, the Cebu provincial government spent P19.3 million for agri-machinery and building of agricultural facilities.

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