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The country, which has one of the world’s longest coastlines, has vast fishing grounds that serve as huge food basket, providing food security and livelihood to millions of Filipino fisherfolk.
Why celebrate WoIn 1945, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) declared October 16 as “World Food Day.” Seventy-two years from such declaration, food remains elusive for millions of people worldwide, especially in countries that are colonies and neo-colonies like the Philippines.rld Food Day when millions are hungry?
MANILA – Peasant couple Ando and Lourdes Galapon ate their lunch inside a jeepney during Lakbay Magsasaka, the national peasant protest in Mendiola on Oct. 25.
Food security is expected to improve through 2027, driven by forecasts for low food prices and rising incomes for 76 low- and middle-income countries that are former or current food-aid recipients, according to “International Food Security Assessment, 2017-2027,” a recent report from the Economic Research Service (ERS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
BANTAY Bigas, an alliance for safe, sufficient and affordable rice expressed its opposition to the government’s plan to impose tariff on rice imports, saying that it would endanger the local rice production and food security.
‘Suki [customer], please buy. This is delicious, fresh from Bicol,” a sturdy woman vendor in her 60s said in Filipino.
Last Oct. 16 was the commemoration of World Food Day. This year’s theme hoped to jump-start the UN Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger in 15 years.
The Council for Health and Development calls for genuine land reform, saying it is 'the most effective and efficient solution to the current food crisis in the Philippines.
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.