"For rice , our major staple, we have enough supply to tide us towards the lean months. In particular, by end of the first semester, our rice inventory is good for 67 days," Sec. Dar said in a press statement.

"We will pursue the same level of adequacy for other major agricultural and fishery commodities," he added while stressing that the threat to hunger is real as the threat of COVID-19.

Sec. Dar is urging big business companies and consolidators to come forward and directly engage in cluster farming and team-up with organized farmers and fishers' organization. | via RAFIS11

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