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BFAR-Abra boosts food security

BANGUED, Abra, June 14 (PIA) -- The establishment of a new office and the appointment of a new provincial head of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in the province of Abra ushered t.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsJun 14th, 2018

Galunggong imported from China may come from West Philippine Sea

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) recently approved the importation of galunggong or round scad for  local wet markets , citing "national food security," but the fish needed may have been swimming in Philippine seas all along. Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Director and Agriculture Undersecretary ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

Candidates urged to include food security, environment in platforms

A dozen advocacy and non-government groups are calling on candidates to include food security and land rights on their campaign platforms......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News7 hr. 48 min. ago

3 cops killed, 3 others hurt in Camarines Sur ambush

Three Philippine National Police security escorts assigned to Food and Drug Administration Director General Charade Puno were killed while three others were wounded in an ambush incident along national highway of Lupi, Camarines Sur at around 9:10 a.m. Thursday. Source link link: 3 cops killed, 3 others hurt in Camarines Sur ambush.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

3 cops killed, 3 others hurt in Camarines Sur ambush

Three Philippine National Police security escorts assigned to Food and Drug Administration Director General Charade Puno were killed while three others were wounded in an ambush incident along national highway of Lupi, Camarines Sur at around 9:10 a.m. Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

3 police security escorts dead in NPA ambush in Camarines Sur

THREE police security escorts to a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official were killed in an ambush on Thursday in Lupi, Camarines Sur, according to a report from the Bicol...READ MORE The post 3 police security escorts dead in NPA ambush in Camarines Sur appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

Philippines moves up on Global Food Security Index

As the country suffers from rising food prices due to tight supply of basic goods, a global metrics on food security believes the Philippines has improved its capacity to feed its people......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

Sustainability of Agri Programs in Marawi Monitored

As the Food Security Convergence continues pouring in over agricultural livelihood opportunities in Agrarian Reform Communities (ARCs) of Marawi, the Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) together with the World Food Programme (WFP) conducted a food security assessment to track the progress of the agri farms of the internally displaced farmers in Barangay Dulay Proper. The […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

City to focus on post-harvest measures to attain food security

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo IN terms of food commodities, Iloilo City relies on produce from rural areas. For this reason, City Agriculturist Romulo Pangantihon said that there is a need to focus more on post-harvest processing in order to secure food security in the city. “Considering Iloilo City is the center of trade and all these […] The post City to focus on post-harvest measures to attain food security appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Villar urges global action for biodiversity security

October 11, 2018. Sen. Cynthia A. Villar has called for more discussions and greater cooperation among countries towards securing biodiversity and protection and conservation of the environment as she stressed the correlation between climate change and the global goal of food security. In a speech before… Source link link: Villar urges global action for biodiversity security.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

‘We have to be self-sufficient’

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE top official of the Department of Agriculture (DA) emphasized that the country needs to be “self-sufficient.” During the Food Security Summit Visayas cluster on Oct 9, 2018 held at Royal Convention Hall, Iloilo City, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said that towns should be able to rely on their own resources. “Because the population is […] The post ‘We have to be self-sufficient’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

[OPINION] With rice tariffication, what happens to food security?

“We’re a blessed nation because we can grow our own food and, therefore, we’re secure. A nation that can feed its people is a  nation more secure.” President George Bush said this on the occasion of the signing of the US Farms Bill in 2002, which is ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018

BioTech crops, to boost food security

NAGA CITY, Sept. 28 (PIA) - Based on the 2016 International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications' (ISAAA) research, Biotechnology or BioTech crops are the "fastest adopted crop.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 28th, 2018

BioTech crops, to boost food security

NAGA CITY, Sept. 28 (PIA) - Based on the 2016 International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications' (ISAAA) research, Biotechnology or BioTech crops are the "fastest adopted crop.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 28th, 2018

Capitol boosts security

By: Gail T. Momblan THE ILOILO Provincial Capitol imposed tighter security measures after the latest bomb threat reports and bombing incidents in the county. Aaron Reymundo, officer-in-charge of the General Services Unit said on Friday that he issued a memorandum for stricter security measures at the Capitol grounds two weeks ago. Before entering the building, clients […] The post Capitol boosts security appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

ANI, VINAFOOD ink $1-B annual rice import deal

Listed AgriNurture, Inc. (ANI) has signed an exclusive deal with Vietnam Southern Food Corporation -- VINAFOOD II, to import two million metric tons of rice to the Philippines starting this year valued close to US$1-billion. In a Memorandum of Agreement signed by ANI President and CEO Antonio Tiu and VINAFOOD General Director Nguyen Ngoc Nam over the weekend, Vietnam's largest grains exporter agreed to exclusively supply long grain rice to ANI to help address supply issues in the Philippines. VINAFOOD II is a state-owned corporation duly designated and assigned by the government of Vietnam to export rice and help achieve food security in Southeast Asia. In a disclosure to the Phili...Keep on reading: ANI, VINAFOOD ink $1-B annual rice import deal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Air strikes in Yemen threaten food aid for 3.5M ‘very hungry people’ — UN

The UN warned Friday that shelling and air strikes in Yemen's Hodeida province have targeted humanitarian workers and infrastructure, threatening its ability to feed 3.5 million "very hungry people." The World Food Programme (WFP) said it was "extremely concerned about the series of security incidents in Hodeida city these past few days in and around deconflicted sites critical for the humanitarian response in Yemen", describing the situation as "alarming". The UN agency warned that "the conflict (is) threatening the continuity of humanitarian assistance to the city and surrounding areas where needs are among the highest in the country." Fighting has raged in recent days close t...Keep on reading: Air strikes in Yemen threaten food aid for 3.5M ‘very hungry people’ — UN.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

SMC ready to enter rice trading in response to food security SOS

Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) plans to enter the rice trading business and expand its chain of grain storage facilities nationwide, citing the need to contribute to the country's food se.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

Food security tatatag kung tutulungan ang mga magsasaka

Mainit na isyu sa ka­sa­lukuyan ang patuloy na pagtaas ng pres­yo ng mga pangunahing bilihin lalong-lalo na ang pagkain. Ang dating nagkakasyang budget ng isang nanay para sa pang-isang linggong pagkain ay sumasapat na lamang marahil para sa apat o limang araw. Pangamba ngayon ng maraming kababayan natin na hindi na sila makasabay sa presyo ng mga bilihin… link: Food security tatatag kung tutulungan ang mga magsasaka.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

EDITORIAL - Long-term food security

When prices rise, the uptick can be reversed or at least eased if the supply is increased......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

Piñol: Nat’l food security plan needed

The Agriculture department wants to craft a national food security plan to prevent a repeat of a rice crisis that recently hit the southern Philipines. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said the “National Food Security Strategy”, in particular, would indicate which areas in the country have surplus production of a certain commodity and which areas need additional supplies. This will enable the proportional distribution of [...] The post Piñol: Nat’l food security plan needed appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018