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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), an agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger, has allocated $300,000 for the conduct of a study on food production and food consumption in the face of rapid population growth in the Philippines.
The National Food Authority had warned on Tuesday that, from now until June, government-subsidized rice would be missing from local stores. After sounding the alarm about its dwindling stockpile, the NFA was allowed to import rice, but only after the harvest season. Thus, low-income consumers would have no choice but to buy more expensive commercial rice varieties for four months, which is the time it would take to ship the rice imports to the Philippines.
Rice has become very expensive in the past years, but especially now under President Duterte.
MANILA – In a forum about the worsening rice crisis in the Philippines held on March 2, Anakpawis Partylist Representative Ariel Casilao announced that the Makabayan bloc will soon refile an updated version of a bill entitled the Rice Industry Development Act (RIDA).
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 27) — The National Food Authority (NFA) received a tongue-lashing from a senator on Tuesday for sowing panic and confusion when the agency announced a shortage of affordable rice.
WFP received AUD 1 million (USD 800,000) and EUR 300,000 (USD 371,000) contributions from the governments of Australia and Italy, respectively. These will support WFP’s emergency school feeding and food assistance for assets activities for the Marawi response.
The House of Representatives is eyeing to start next week plenary deliberations for a measure that would amend Republic Act (RA) 8178 to abolish the quantitative restriction (QR) on rice.
Unbridled approval of land use conversion (LUC) applications may also impede the growth of the Philippine agriculture industry.
PENONG'S Franchise Corp., in partnership with Food SECURE Philippines, are leading a fundraising campaign to empower families in Marawi to be food secured, healthy, and business-minded.