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08:53:52 AM | Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is pushing for the conservation of Philippine Rise, an undersea region east of Luzon, for it to be a rich food source for Filipinos. “We are advocating the declaration of the Philippine Rise as a Protected Food Supply Exclusive Zone,” Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said in his keynote speech at the 14th Regular Session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) on Sunday.

03:06:36 PM | Monday, December 4th, 2017

The Armed Forces of the Philippines, AFP, have been accused of displacing the indigenous Lumad people in Mindanao and blocking aid shipments of basic food staples from displaced families numbering in the hundreds, comprising over 1.5 thousand evacuees including hundreds of children.

02:46:39 PM | Monday, December 4th, 2017

THE military denied allegations of "food blockade" and said they were merely following local government orders when they prohibited a leftist group from distributing relief goods directly to evacuees in Lianga town in Surigao del Sur.

09:56:55 AM | Friday, December 1st, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Six high school students who participated in the Pennsylvania School for Excellence in the Agricultural Sciences at Penn State over the summer recently attended the 2017 World Food Prize International Symposium, held in Des Moines, Iowa.

09:51:37 AM | Friday, December 1st, 2017

In Asia, the humble rice grain has far-reaching impacts on lives and economies. Dr. Bruce Tolentino of the International Rice Research Institute shares his insights.

10:03:56 AM | Monday, November 27th, 2017

HOW does food security be achieved?

01:41:51 PM | Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

New Zealand (NZ) and United Nation’s (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have committed to further support the Philippine government in developing the agriculture sector of Mindanao as well as the region’s food security situation.

01:41:15 PM | Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

While serving as the largest source of food for Jakarta, West Java has played an important role as one of two Indonesian provinces, along with East Java, that have become the country’s biggest contributors of rice.

02:15:47 PM | Thursday, November 16th, 2017

We, the Heads of State/Government of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), People’s Republic of China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea, on the occasion of the Commemorative Summit to Mark the 20th Anniversary of ASEAN Plus Three Cooperation held in Manila, Philippines on 14 November 2017;

11:12:47 AM | Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Qatar grabbed top spots in the 2017 Global Food Security Index. The country topped the world in one of the three core pillars of index, developed by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and American conglomerate DuPont.