food security in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on food security in the Philippines


[OPINION] Securing our fisheries to ensure food security

Oct 16, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Destructive human activities and climate-related disasters have tipped our marine ecological balance to a point where urgent measures are needed to prevent a food security crisis

AFTER A HARD DAY'S WORK. Municipal fishers at the fish landing in Mercedes, Camarines Norte. Photo courtesy of Jason Houston/Rare

[OPINION] With rice tariffication, what happens to food security?

Sep 30, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Philippine agricultural performance from 1995 to the present has been dismal, if not catastrophic

[OPINION] Are we food secure?

Sep 01, 2018 - 9:45 AM

We leave this to you not as a question, but a call to action

Duterte wants to 'abolish' Evasco-led NFA Council

Apr 05, 2018 - 11:23 PM

During a meeting with rice traders, the President also expresses an intention to transfer NFA and NIA out of Evasco's supervision and back under the Department of Agriculture

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte talks to some members of his cabinet while convening with various rice traders during a meeting at the Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

What if our farmers give up on us?

Jul 09, 2017 - 3:15 PM

It is time to rethink how each of us can help Filipino farmers even in small ways

FARMERS. Let us rethink ways to help farmers in the Philippines

House to probe 'unchanging patterns' of food insecurity in PH

Oct 09, 2015 - 3:18 PM

The House inquiry seeks to get recommendations from government agencies on how to address the unchanging patterns of malnutrition in the country

EASING HUNGER. Filipino children eat their meals during a feeding program initiated by a child advocates group to fight malnutrion and hunger (27 March 2009). Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

The future of food security

Jun 09, 2015 - 3:25 PM

Without the price support for farmers local rice production will become less profitable and will result in the bankruptcy of farmers

'Significant progress' in food security seen in PH – FAO report

May 29, 2015 - 1:51 PM

Despite this progress the country still faces extreme challenges of malnutrition and hunger

Why shifting to brown rice matters

May 27, 2015 - 2:21 PM

In a country vulnerable to climate change and its impact brown rice will help us face the threat of food insecurity

PH ranks 72nd in 2015 Global Food Security Index

May 26, 2015 - 3:29 PM

The 2015 Global Food Security Index rates the country s performance in achieving food security as moderate

IMPROVING? The Global Food Security Index rates the Philippine performance on food security as moderate. File photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

FAO reappoints PH as external auditor

Mar 27, 2013 - 2:18 PM

The Philippines was re appointed as the external auditor for FAO for the next 6 years

FOOD SECURITY. The Food and Agriculture Organization aims to help achieve food security for all. Photo taken from the United Nations website