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Cotabato City – The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has called for more food investments in the Philippines, particularly in Mindanao.
Talks at the 11th Ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is on the brink of collapse, with the US refusing to engage in the effort to find a permanent solution to the public stock holding issue, official sources said.
BUENOS AIRES: The US refused to take any decision on the food subsidy issue in the ongoing ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO), crushing India's expectations of securing a better deal for its food security programme and likely wrecking the event. An official accused the US of reneging on its commitments. The US and India also jousted over the latter's developing country status.
BUENOS AIRES: India's expectation of finding an improved solution to be able to purchase, stockpile and distribute food has not gone down well at the ongoing ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
The most important issue for India will be to drive a consensus for a permanent decision on public stock holding for agricultural products that reflects the demands of a group of developing countries called G-33 with strong interests in food security issues like Philippines and Indonesia besides India.
The outcome of the Eleventh Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation (MC11) beginning in Buenos Aires on Sunday is difficult to predict as consensus continues to elude members on all key issues ranging from agriculture subsidies to e-commerce in the ongoing preparatory discussions in Geneva.
The World Food Prize has announced the opening of the application process for the 2018 Borlaug-Ruan International Internship program. High School students from across the U.S. will travel abroad this summer to gain real-world experience in STEM fields at international research centers.
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.
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.
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.