Author: Eireen Jairee Gomez
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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), an agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger, has allocated $300,000 for the conduct of a study on food production and food consumption in the face of rapid population growth in the Philippines.
The study will focus on determining food requirements of Filipinos 50 years from today and which needs will be answered through the National Food Consumption Quantification Survey, a major advocacy of the Department of Agriculture under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.
“With this study, we will be prepared for the future and hopefully we will be able to prepare programs to ensure that our grandchildren will have enough food to eat,” Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said.