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DOST-NRCP unveils research

DOST-NRCP unveils research initiatives to combat food insecurity

As Filipinos face rising food prices and reports of crop shortages and smuggling, the Department of Science and Technology-National Research Council of the Philippines (DOST-NRCP) unveiled its efforts to ensure food and nutrition security for every Filipino. Dr. Leslie Michelle Dalmacho, president of the DOST-NRCP, in a statement, underscored that researchers are exploring the country’s rich biodiversity to “improve crops through the latest technology and enhance the farm-to-market process,” that

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Universal Food Security: This book says we already have the tools we need to solve world hunger

Universal Food Security: This book says we already have the tools we need to solve world hunger

In Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos wanted assemble the Infinity Gauntlet so he could eradicate half of all life in the universe because he claimed that genocide is what is needed to restore balance and to keep resources from being depleted by overpopulation. This was not his reason for doing so in the comic book, and people have since pointed out that if his only concern was resource depletion, why didn’t

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Hungry Filipino families fall to 9.8% in 3rd quarter of 2023: SWS

MANILA – The number of Filipino families who experienced “involuntary” hunger at least once in the third quarter of the year fell to 9.8 percent, according to the latest survey by pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS). The Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 poll found that hunger incidence in the past three months was lower than the 10.4 percent registered in second quarter and the same as the 9.8 percent in

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Importance of WPS in food security, highlighted in summit

MANILA – The First National Summit for the West Philippine Sea (WPS) has formulated plans of action to protect natural resources, security, livelihood and economic potentials. “The fishermen are our inspiration in developing and implementing national plans of the agency thru the protection of our seas, introducing modern technology, strengthening livelihood and aquaculture, and providing post-harvest facilities to secure an increase and quality in fisheries production,” Bureau of Fisheries and

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More Filipinos went hungry in 2nd quarter of 2023 — SWS

MANILA, Philippines — More Filipino families experienced involuntary hunger—or being hungry and not having anything to eat—at least once in the second quarter of 2023, a survey conducted by Social Weather Stations suggested. Results of the June 28 to July 1 survey found that 10.4% of Filipino families experienced involuntary hunger at least once in the past three months. It was up from 9.8% obtained in a survey in March,

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Nearly 51M Filipinos face food insecurity — UN report

Nearly 51M Filipinos face food insecurity — UN report

NEARLY 51 MILLION Filipinos faced moderate or severe food insecurity in 2020 to 2022, the highest number in Southeast Asia, according to a United Nations (UN) report. The UN’s latest State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report showed there were 50.9 million people who did not have constant access to adequate food in the Philippines in 2022. However, the prevalence of moderate or severe food security in

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