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The Joy in food security

My Lolo Peping and I always had lengthy conversations about his life during the war as a guerilla......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 10th, 2021

What is (slow) food security?

I have read comments and editorials about processed meats and that “they are the main protein source” of the marginalized. Are they really?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 30th, 2021

Agri watch groups boycott gov’t food security summit, call for junking of EO 135

“Why would the government launch a National Food Security Summit, if it will only rely on imports instead of boosting local production? The summit should be boycotted because it is organized by those who instigated the food crisis and those who did not address the legitimate demands of rice farmers and food producers.” The post Agri watch groups boycott gov’t food security summit, call for junking of EO 135 appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 19th, 2021

As COVID rages, ASF is another wake up call

The two-day 2021 National Food Security Summit, which would distill discussions that have taken place in the past couple of months at regional levels, begins today with over 1,000 participants meeting virtually, of course, in cognition of the pandemic......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 18th, 2021

Duterte signs EOs on new pork, rice tariffs

To ensure food security and protect consumers, President Duterte approved yesterday the recommendations of the National Economic and Development Authority board to temporarily reduce the Most Favored Nation (MFN) tariff rates on imported rice and adjust the rates on imported pork products......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 15th, 2021

Group wants 10% LGU IRA allotted for food security

A coalition of agriculture groups is urging President Duterte to issue an executive order mandating local government units to use 10 percent of their internal revenue allotment for food secuirty programs to ensure the long-term growth of the agriculture sector......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 15th, 2021

Agri groups to boycott DA’s National Food Security Summit

Agroecology X, an alliance of local food producers and agricultural groups, pointed out the Department of Agriculture’s failure to address their problems, particularly the impacts of African swine fever and rice importation. The post Agri groups to boycott DA’s National Food Security Summit appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 11th, 2021

Manila resumes food aid distribution

The Manila city government on Saturday resumed the distribution of food assistance to at least 700,000 families under the Food Security Program......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 11th, 2021

We’re losing fish, resources

The Philippines needs to hold its ground in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) or it will lose billions — approximately P720 million a month — to unreported and unregulated fishing by Chinese vessels in the area. Advocacy group Tugon Kabuhayan, an umbrella group of industry stakeholders promoting food security, on Monday said policymakers should ensure […] The post We’re losing fish, resources appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2021

Food security, healthcare crucial to growth — NEDA

Ensuring available and affordable food and proper healthcare for all Filipinos are crucial in unlocking the country’s growth potential, the National Economic and Development Authority said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 28th, 2021

Peasant advocates pedal for food, jobs and land

SAKA called for PHP10,000 financial aid to public, workers' PHP100 wage relief, a PHP15,000 production subsidy for food security frontliners, free mass testing, protection of community pantries and the assertion of PH sovereignty. The post Peasant advocates pedal for food, jobs and land appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsApr 26th, 2021

Community pantries breed variants, spread to E. Timor

From community pantries for humans and fur babies to “pan-tree” seedlings aimed at boosting food security, the spirit of bayanihan has reached the shores of East Timor after a Filipino vice consul broached the idea to Timorese friends and fellow diplomats......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2021

EDITORIAL - Vegetables as security threat

It has been a welcome breath of fresh air in this crisis: people contributing what they can in vegetables and other food items, and others taking just what they need, in a community pantry. Unfortunately, just as the initiative, replicated in many parts of the country, was being lauded for showcasing the “bayanihan” spirit among Filipinos, the original community pantry organizer announced yesterday that her project would be suspended......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 21st, 2021

The other pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, it is easy to overlook another viral outbreak that has taken a heavy toll on people’s livelihood since it began in 2019. We refer to the African Swine Fever (ASF) that has wiped out by some estimates as much as a quarter of the country’s pig stocks, threatening our food security......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

‘Corruption in DA threatens food security’

Sen. Panfilo Lacson hit yesterday those he said were behind the massive corruption in the Department of Agriculture, who threaten not just the country’s food security but also national security......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

Manileños get food boxes for 3rd month

BY MINKA TIANGCO The Manila city government resumed Thursday (April 8) its distribution of food boxes to around 700,000 families in the city under its Food Security Program (FSP). Members of the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau, Department of Engineering and Public Works, and Department of Public Services have begun distributing food boxes to Manila’s […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsApr 9th, 2021

Damage caused by China in West Philippine Sea could affect food security — scientists

The warning comes as hundreds of ships suspected to be part of China's maritime militia continue to swarm reefs and artificial islands in the West Philippine Sea, the part of the South China Sea within the Philippines' exclusive economic zone......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2021

Urban poor community turns demolished homes into food security gardens

"We have to feed our people, but we don’t have the budget to fund community kitchens, so we thought of planting our food to start. Pantawid lang sa sikmura (Just to fill our stomachs).".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 24th, 2021

Urban farming ensures food security in Las Piñas – Villar

Urban farming is a viable means to promote a sustainable livelihood and an essential source of healthy food for Las Piñas residents, Deputy Speaker Camille Villar said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 18th, 2021

Entire Senate to probe pork import ‘tong-pats’

The Senate Committee of the Whole will investigate what senators described yesterday as a food security crisis and multibillion-peso kickbacks in pork importations that started with the outbreak of African swine fever in the country in 2018......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 17th, 2021

Duterte snipes at Robredo, opts for Sinopharm

President Rodrigo Duterte is willing to be vaccinated by COVID-19 vaccine developed by pharmaceutical company Sinopharm as soon as the Food and Drug Administration approves the emergency use authorization to disprove Vice President Leni Robredo’s thinking that Duterte got the jab along with the members of the Presidential Security Group last year......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021