Category Archives: food security

Talaandig Day

Tribal elders from Bukidnon’s seven hill tribes perform a dance at the launching  of their One Million Lutya (taro) initiative on Talaandig Day, 14 October 2017 in Sungko, Lantapan, Bukidnon. Each of the seven tribes will plant one million hills of lutya in their respective ancestral domains to ensure food security. They plan to set […]

COMMENTARY: Effecting change cannot be a just an election promise

MELBOURNE, Australia (MindaNews/11 August) — The population of the Philippines by 2020 will be 110 million. More critically, the school age population (0-19 years old) of the country will be around 44 million. By 2045, the same demographic will be around 41 million. This means that Filipinos who are currently in elementary and high school […]

COMMENTARY: For the Con-Com: food security must be a constitutional right!

MELBOURNE, Australia (MindaNews/17 March) — The United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development identified food security as an extremely urgent global priority. But truth be told, this matter is particularly more critical for the Philippines. It was just a year ago, when farmers from North Cotabato left their drought-ridden farms to protest the government’s failure […]