Outgoing Agriculture Secretary William Dar on Tuesday said the first order of business for the Marcos administration would be to ensure sufficient food supply amid the looming global food crisis. So there is really a major disruption of the food supply chain. Former Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Cielito Habito has also cited various issues the incoming administration will face in the agriculture sector. He said rice farmers should get the support they need from the government: subsidized inputs, technology access, and a support price for palay. I think this will be very good for the agriculture sector,” Manuel Lamata, president of the United Sugar Producers Federation of the Philippines.
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer June 22, 2022 03:13 UTC