Philippines

4 July 2018
TACLOBAN CITY -- Food gardening is seen as a strategy to combat malnutrition among children in Eastern Visayas, the National Nutrition Council (NNC) said as the country celebrates Nutrition Month. Citing surveys, NNC regional program coordinator Catalino Dotollo said only 67 percent of households in the country have vegetable garden, depriving families of consuming nutritious foods. During… Read more
1 July 2018
There is a declining interest in agriculture among Filipino youth, according to an official of the Department of Agriculture. In a statement released Saturday, the House committee on constitutional amendments invited the DA to present threats to the country’s agricultural sector amid the government's bid to change into a federal system. “The average age of our farmers as of date is 57 years… Read more
4 April 2018
Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — The field of academia is an intimidating and largely unfamiliar one, especially in the Philippines, where science is viewed as something learned in the primary to tertiary educational levels, but uncommonly taken up as a career onwards. Our parents would rather we become professionals in the medical field or be an engineer — to pursue more… Read more
14 April 2018
The International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) based here is inviting schools division administrators and supplemental feeding program planners in the Calabarzon Region for a forum to present the results and outputs of their school-based nutrition study on May 8. IIRR Country Manager for the Philippine Program Emelita Monville Oro, in her invitation, said that the action research… Read more
By Madelaine B. Miraflor
Farmers may no longer have to worry about low yield on the weight of water-related stress, thanks to some stress resistant rice varieties that were just recently developed by Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice). Originally, rice varieties are really highly vulnerable to abiotic (particularly water-related) stress, such as drought, submergence, and salinity (concentration of salt… Read more
28 February 2018
The Department of Health in the Philippines has said it will investigate the actions of four milk formula companies after the Guardian exposed the illegal and clandestine methods used to market products to mothers. Officials in the DOH confirmed they had called an emergency meeting and had also passed on the violations uncovered by the Guardian to the Food and Drug Authority, which holds… Read more
25 January 2018
MANILA – More than 29,000 children are dying annually due to the high prevalence of undernutrition in the country, a UNICEF study has stated. “This is about 38 percent of all deaths among Filipino children under five,” UNICEF Philippines nutrition specialist, Joris Van Hees, said during the launch of the Costing Study on Undernutrition, and the Philippine launch of the “2017 Global… Read more
By Kier Edison C. Belleza2 January 2018
Cebu City — The Cebu provincial government vowed to continue to provide equipment for programs involved in the improvement and progress of the agricultural sector here. This came after Governor Hilario Davide said his goal is to achieve the food security agenda for the entire province. A projection of 1.4 million Filipinos will be at risk of hunger by 2030 and another 2.5 million, 20 years… Read more
3 January 2018
TAGUIG CITY, Jan. 3 (PIA) -- The National Nutrition Council-National Capital Region will partner local government units (LGUs) in Metro Manila to further intensify its nutrition campaign this year.  During the program implementation review (PIR) of the local media campaign, NNC-NCR and the LGU representatives decided to use multimedia strategies combined with interpersonal… Read more
4 December 2017
The Department of Agriculture (DA) is pushing for the conservation of Philippine Rise, an undersea region east of Luzon, for it to be a rich food source for Filipinos. “We are advocating the declaration of the Philippine Rise as a Protected Food Supply Exclusive Zone,” Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said in his keynote speech at the 14th Regular Session of the Western and Central… Read more
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