Tag: food sovereignty
“Eliminating hunger and ensuring our nation’s food self-sufficiency starts with us” — farmer and civil society organizationsJuly 6, 2021
Hunger, which is said to be the most concrete manifestation of poverty, is prevalent in the poorest sectors—the urban poor, the workers, both in manufacturing and service sectors, and ironically, among the farmers and fisher folk. With the COVID-19’s economic throes, experts, including the UN World Food Programme, warned about the possibility of a “double pandemic” which entails widespread famines.
“Food crisis and food insecurity has been ongoing for the past many years and COVID only exacerbated the situation. 688 million people are undernourished globally, and at least half of them are in Asia. It is quite critical to think about food security, but more so of the problematic economic system. We are living in an era of imperialist agriculture where we have no security.” Sayeed stated.
Globally, food and agriculture TNCs control much of how, where, what, how much, and for whom food is produced, distributed, and consumed. Neoliberal policy reforms on global food systems were already underway, but the raft of problems that COVID-19 uncovered accelerated these processes. These include the many TNC-controlled technological “solutions” promoted in Asia, the EU-level […]
Sabi ni agriculture secretary William Dar, binabalanse ng Department of Agriculture ang mga patakaran sa sektor, at para daw sa ‘greater good of the greater many’. Pero ayon sa SUKI Network, tila hindi kasali sa ‘greater good’ na binabanggit ng upisyal ang mga tagapaghatid ng pagkain natin – magsasaka, magbibigas, magbababoy, magmamanok; at lalung-lalo hindi […]