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Jul 17, 2016 @ 10:36

Food for all: Piñol aims for food self-sufficiency

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) is entering a paradigm shift in many of its programs as it aims to achieve self-sufficiency in major commodities amid the nation’s rapidly increasing population, natural calamities and climate change.

“We are now adopting a policy that the country must strive hard to achieve food sufficiency, especially for our basic and staple food commodities like rice, white corn, meat, poultry, fish and marine products,” Agriculture chief Manny Piñol said.

“Technical papers covering innovations in making the country’s food production program climate change-resilient are now being finalized and will soon be presented to the DA for technical and financial support,” he added.

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