LEGARDA worried by rising food and energy prices

Legarda pushes for regenerative agri systems

  Four-term Senator Loren Legarda urged the nation, most especially government institutions, to seriously reflect on the moral duty to change the current food system.“In an interconnected world, we are faced again with the negative implications of the war in Ukraine. Rising food… Read More

DAR’s mega-farm project for P20/kilo rice gets farmers’ support

 June 9, 2022, 6:11

MANILA – Farmers are excited about the Department of Agrarian Reform’s plan to create “mega-farms” to help the government bring down the price of rice to PHP20 per kilo, according to DAR Secretary Bernie Cruz.In a message sent to the Philippine News Agency on Thursday, Cruz said that they have… Read More

Increased funding, NFA buffer stock to lower rice price: DA

MANILA – Higher funding and increasing rice buffer stock will play a significant role in lowering the price of the staple in the country, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said Thursday.Agriculture Secretary William Dar said a PHP20 per kilogram price of rice would be only feasible with… Read More

Solon warns of looming nutrition crisis

  A lawmaker on Thursday warned the country of a looming nutrition crisis as a recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed that some 100,000 new families experienced involuntary hunger during the first quarter of 2022 amid surging commodity prices.Albay Rep. Joey Salceda cited… Read More

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