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MANILA, Philippines — State-run National Food Authority (NFA) is allocating around P6.12 billion for the procurement of the 250,000 metric tons (MT) of rice as part of the emergency importation via the government to government (G2G) scheme.
The National Food Authority (NFA) is pushing for measures that would ensure food security and counter the impact of the lifting of the waiver on quantitative restrictions (QRs) on rice imports last June.
President Rodrigo Duterte has called on farmers to continue producing food for Filipinos and help boost the country’s food security, and promised sustained support for them.
WE encourage everyone to pray for our nation’s food security and sustainability. We are facing a global threat of food shortage that if not properly addressed by the government and other leading bodies in the world would result to a kind of plague.
A NEW World Bank (WB) study emphasizes the benefits for agricultural countries like the Philippines of addressing agricultural pollution, noting how reforms and incentives can support the industry’s competitiveness, development, and sustainability.
With the government’s inevitable shift to a rice tariff regime and the perceived failure of the National Food Authority (NFA) to fulfill its mandate, now comes the debate on whether or not the agency should finally be reformed.
Vegetable productivity in most parts of the southern Philippines is hampered by low nutrient availability in the soil. Overapplication of mineral fertilizers and unbalanced nutrients are also major concerns in vegetable production. These fertilizer-use practices take a large share of the total cost of production inputs. A project has been addressing these concerns through research activities that have been ongoing since 2014.
MANILA, Philippines — Even as the Philippines continues to lag behind its neighbors in the agriculture sector, it is now moving to modernize the industry to keep up with the increasing population and effects of climate change. But unfortunately, its full potential may not be felt any time soon, according to experts.
In a ceremonial handover yesterday in the Taguig warehouse of the World Food Programme (WFP) Philippines, Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary (DSWD) OIC-Secretary Emmanuel A. Leyco symbolically received donated rice from the United States Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the WFP. The ceremony was led by US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim; also present were Assistant Secretary Kristoffer James Purisima, Spokesperson of Task Force Bangon Marawi; and Mr. Stephen Gluning, Country Director of the World Food Programme.