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Nine out of ten of the world's 570 million farms are managed by families and it is they who hold the key to eradicating global hunger, the United Nations said in a report on Thursday, October 16.
On World Food Day 2014, find out how a village's organic waste management puts healthy food on the tables of the hungry
The number of hungry people in the world has dropped by 100 million over the last 10 years but one in nine are still undernourished, with Asia home to the majority of the underfed, the UN said on Tuesday.
Food self-sufficiency could be the Aquino administration's legacy due to farmers' initiatives and continued farm mechanization efforts, the Department of Agriculture said in a statement on Wednesday.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) said Tuesday, September 16, initial estimate puts agricultural damage from Typhoon Luis (Kalmaegi) at P409.67 million ($9.225 million*) in Luzon.
The Philippine economy grew faster in the second quarter of the year on the strength of manufacturing.
Consumers can expect prices of dressed chicken to stabilize by September or October once the supply of poultry returns to normal levels, the Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.
Importing an additional 500,000 metric tons of rice as part of measures to boost the buffer stock will help keep prices of the staple food of Filipinos stable in public markets, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said Wednesday defending government’s position on the matter.
The January to June 2014 palay and corn production surpassed their respective 2013 levels by 4.8% and 4.7%. Probable palay production for july to December 2014 may suffer a setback of 1.2%. This could be attributed to unrealized plantings in the third quarter because of the late onset of the rainy season; and delayed release and insufficient irrigation water. On the other hand, corn production may increase by 1.8%.
Agriculture grew by 1.81 percent in the first half of 2014. The expansion in the crops subsector boosted the growth of the sector. Output increments were also noted in the livestock and poultry subsectors. The fisheries subsector, however, posted a decline in production. Agriculture grossed P776.5 billion at current prices which was 11.26 percent higher than last year's gross receipts.