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The United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development identified food security as an urgent global priority. But this matter is particularly more critical for the Philippines because its population will reach 105 million by yearend.
Agriculture engineers hold their annual meeting in Legazpi City next week to seek technological solutions to help secure the country’s food needs.
Rice policy has once again come to the public consciousness. The President has unfortunately spoken against the importation of rice as an element of economic policy.
THE government’s call to prioritize local rice purchases over imports runs the risk of endangering food security, an economic-freedom advocacy group of ex-technocrats said.
The report, a review of Philippine agricultural policy published on the OECD Website last week, said policy initiatives pursued by the Philippines may be hindering farmers from realizing bigger incomes.
Oceans mean the whole world.
MANILA, Philippines - State-run National Food Authority (NFA) continues to insist on the need for an immediate government-to-government importation of 250,000 metric tons (MT) of rice inspite of a projected bumper harvest from local farmers.
The National Food Authority said Monday it needs to secure an additional stockpile of rice, most likely imports, in preparation for the calamity-prone lean months of July to September.
Administration after administration is coming to the conclusion that the future of the Philippines—to a large extent – hinges on improving the agriculture sector, as it will address inclusive growth, poverty alleviation and, finally, keep the young ones on the farm.
In February 2017 a critically endangered orangutan was shot, chopped to pieces, and eaten by palm-oil plantation workers in Indonesia’s Kapuas Hulu district. The police arrested three workers after finding orangutan meat and bones in their cupboard.