Senate briefing on the campaign for food security

February 26, 2015 by · Comments Off on Senate briefing on the campaign for food security 

150225182234Senator Cynthia Villar (right), chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, exchanges views with Ms. Hilal Elver (left), a researcher-professor and co-director of the Project on Global Climate Change, Human Security and Democracy of Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies at the University of California, at the Senate in Pasay City on Wednesday (Feb. 25, 2015). Ms. Elver was briefed by implementing agencies such as the Departments of Agriculture, Agrarian Reform, Health, Social Welfare and Development and the Environment as well as the National Food Authority and the National Anti-Poverty Commission on their agencies’ respective efforts in contributing to the campaign for food security and the realization of the right to food. Also in right photo is Senator Aquilino Pimentel II. (PNA photos by Avito C. Dalan)
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PHL to highlight governance as potent tool to right to food during UN Special Rapporteur’s visit

February 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on PHL to highlight governance as potent tool to right to food during UN Special Rapporteur’s visit 

By Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, Feb. 19 (PNA) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Thursday said the Philippine Government is ready to welcome the arrival of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food with a showcase of the country’s enabling governance climate to attain food security, and to uphold, promote, fulfill and protect the right to food of Filipinos.

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