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  • 2.5 million people in the Philippines will need food assistance for at least the next six months

    Gathering enough food to feed the millions displaced by typhoon Haiyan is one thing; getting it to those most in need is another. (Reuters/Romeo Ranoco) The early days after a disaster like typhoon Haiyan, which tore through the Philippines on Nov. 8, can be the most critical ones—especially if you’r...

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  • Livelihoods & Food Security

    Eastern Samar was the first province to receive the storm and thus suffered the brunt of the Typhoon’s force. With the destruction of farmlands also came the destruction of peoples’ income sources leaving them with no other option than negative coping mechanisms such as debt, ultimately increasing th...

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  • DA, NFA asked to stop blaming each other over rice imbroglio

    By: Julliane Love De Jesus, Louie Garcia   MANILA, Philippines – A consumer group expressed dismay Thursday with the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the National Food Authority (NFA) officials who were blaming each other over the alleged overpricing and shortage of commercial rice. Ang Gawad ...

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  • P2-B loss from rice importation seen by end of year

    By: Delfin T. Mallari Jr. / @inquirerdotnet Inquirer Southern Luzon / 10:25 PM September 03, 2013   LUCENA CITY—The head of a national consumers’ cooperative on Monday warned that the government stands to lose at least P2 billion by the end of the year from a “flawed and graft-prone rice importa...

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