Philippines

By Marita Moaje3 January 2021
The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) scaled up urban farming in Manila after its ‘Buhay sa Gulay’ project had its first harvest of fresh vegetables in St. John Bosco Parish in Tondo, Manila on Sunday. DAR Secretary John Castriciones said the ‘harvest festival’ was a result of the national government, the local government, the church, the private sector, and the community coming… Read more
By Minerva Newman17 December 2020
The Department of Agriculture (DA-7) has urged the various local government units (LGUs) in Central Visayas to revisit, update and craft their respective localized Food Security Plan (FSP) to address food accessibility and availability in local communities in a DA-LGU Harmonization of Agricultural Initiatives conference on December 11 held in Balamban Cebu. DA7 Regional Executive Director Atty… Read more
By Catheryn M. Villorente15 December 2020
The Department of Agriculture (DA), through the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), has partnered with four barangays in Caloocan and Quezon cities for the establishment of “Greenhouse Village” in support to the urban agriculture initiative of the “Plant, Plant, Plant” Program. Key ATI officials signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with representatives from barangays 179 and 180… Read more
By Lade Jean Kabagani9 December 2020
The Task Force Zero Hunger and its partners in the private sector and other non-profit organizations have promised to work together in addressing involuntary hunger and food security in the country under the Pilipinas Kontra Gutom movement. Task Force Zero Hunger chairman and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles recognized the country's challenges on food production, distribution, and accessibility… Read more
17 December 2020
The Department of Agriculture (DA) is ramping up the digitalization of the country’s agriculture sector to push its planned transformation towards the “4th Industrial Revolution.” In his remarks during the go-live launch of the “Deliver-E” online delivery platform for farm goods, Agriculture Secretary William Dar said “online” is the new byword in safeguarding food security in the… Read more
15 December 2020
As the global pandemic still “rages on,” Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan underscores his support to the promotion of digital technology among Filipino farmers and fishers.  In his keynote speech during the virtual Techno Gabay Program (TGP) 2020 Summit of the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center (ATI-RTC) in CALABARZON, Pangilinan stressed that various… Read more
By Vina Medenilla28 November 2020
The pandemic does not only emphasize the importance of health and safety, but it has also underlined the value of nutrition and accessibility to nutritious and affordable food. In our fight against food insecurity, youths from over the world are gradually taking part in bringing forth ways to promote sustainability and to act upon alleviating worldwide hunger.   On the last day of a… Read more
By Genalyn Kabiling25 October 2020
Be a “vegetito” and “vegetita,” not just a “plantito” and “plantita.” As the government moves to boost the country’s food security, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles is encouraging Filipinos to grow their own fruits and vegetables in their backyard.  According to Nograles, urban gardening could promote not only local food security but also improve the nutrition of people… Read more
By Dhel Nazario8 November 2020
The DOST-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD) will be sharing technologies and innovations which are products of research and development aimed at food security and sustainability in the agriculture, aquatic, and natural resources (AANR) sectors at the 5th National Research and Development Conference (NRDC). DOST-PCAARD said… Read more
By Paco Pangalangan10 October 2020
Having access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food has always been a concern in the Philippines. However, the pandemic and the impact it has had on food supply chains has further heightened these food security concerns. For a reminder of this heightened state of concern, just look back to earlier this year, to the days that lead up to the lockdown, when panicked shoppers flocked supermarkets… Read more
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