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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) chose “family farming” as its “focal point” in its World Food Day celebration this year. Indeed, in the Philippines, farming is a family affair because at a young age, children are expected to help in the farm that their family works on, and they are supposed to pursue the same livelihood with their own families.
Farms will be included in the country's list of feasible tourist spots once the "Farm Tourism Act" becomes a law.
Filipino farmers’ daily wages are only a third of the daily wage of workers in the National Capital Region (NCR), according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
The Philippines maintains its position as Asia’s best performing country in closing gender disparity, according to the Global Gender Gap 2014 report of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
As the province rises from the devastation wrought by Typhoon “Pablo” two years ago, local officials on Tuesday inaugurated a P289-million irrigation dam, touted as one of Mindanao’s biggest, optimistic of a stable rice production and rice sufficiency.
The monetary authorities on Tuesday forecast inflation to moderate further in October, likely ranging only from 3.7 percent to no more than 4.6 percent.
MORE FILIPINOS went hungry last quarter, the Social Weather Stations (SWS) said in a new report, citing worsened situations across most areas except Mindanao.
Forty three percent, or some 9.3 million Filipinos, considered themselves food-poor or hungry while 55 percent, or 12.1 million Filipino families, considered themselves poor, according to a survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS), a respected survey firm here.
Tracking official poverty statistics, more people in Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon rated themselves poor and “food-poor,” according to a survey conducted last month by pollster Social Weather Stations Inc. The administration can regard the survey as just the latest challenge to intensify efforts to alleviate poverty and make the fruits of economic growth trickle down to the grassroots.
In a speech delivered in the Senate on Monday, October 27, Senator Grace Poe said that hunger is like a war which punishes children the most. They bear "scars of hunger and poverty".