DA to craft 5-year food security act
- Written by Evelyn G. Deligero
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“More than anything else, the moral obligation of a leader is to make sure that he is able to feed his people.” This was bared by Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Emmanuel Piñol during the Municipal and City Food Security Summit, Mindanao Cluster, challenging the Local Chief Executives (LCEs) to maximize the food production potential of their community.
Piñol said that the country has 7 percent deficit in rice production especially that calamities that every now and then hit major rice production areas in Luzon, which resulted to increase of rice supply deficit. This he said is the reason why the country still needs to import rice from the world market.