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Farmers and their families bear the greatest brunt of food insecurity and malnutrition in the country as prolonged droughts and extreme precipitation affect their crop yields.
MANILA — Babes Marcelino, a farmer in North Cotabato, is a mother of five. She plants rice and corn in one hectare of land.
The Philippines is inching closer to finally scrapping the quantitative restriction (QR) on rice after a substitute bill mandating its abolition has been approved by a technical working group (TWG) in the House of Representatives.
The government should subsidize farming inputs so as to achieve food security and uplift the country’s agriculture industry.
The Philippines is becoming increasingly vulnerable to food insecurity with its ranking on the latest Global Food Security Index dropping to 79th out of 109 countries this year from 74th last year.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations urged the Philippine government to increase its investments in rural areas to discourage Filipino farmers from migrating to other countries.
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) released last week the 2017 Global Food Security Index (GFSI) that provided a worldwide perspective on which countries are most and least vulnerable to food insecurity and how resource risks increase vulnerability.
As the country celebrates national peace consciousness month, we are reminded about the role of peace in food security.
A GOOD number of scientists, rural development workers and opinion writers have been publishing their positions on how to uplift the world’s poor since World War 1 ended in 1918.
The Qatar-Philippines Food Security Summit held yesterday in Doha is part of initiatives by the Philippine government that support the State of Qatar’s goal to be self-sufficient in the food sector, an official said.