A Philippine senator urged the country’s farmers to move away from subsistence farming toward farm enterprise management and development to increase their income and productivity. The call came as the country faces a possible food crisis brought on by the war in Ukraine.
The Philippine Chamber of Agriculture and Food Inc. earlier cautioned of a possible food crisis this year after several countries stopped exporting wheat to the Philippines.
The senator also called on the government to increase the Department of Agriculture’s budget and reduce the “propensity” for importing food as this should only be a stop-gap measure.
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