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Coronavirus crisis exposes weak food security

/ 05:01 AM April 09, 2020

COVID-19 is a deadly wake-up call. It has exposed how vulnerable we are when we rely on China, Vietnam, and Thailand for our food supply. The Philippines is an agricultural country. Why can’t we modernize the sector? Teach our marginalized farmers to plant crops the modern way. Install an irrigation system to ensure continuous water supply to farms. Build honest-to-goodness farm-to-market roads. Construct postharvest facilities. And infuse adequate capital on the agri-industry.

BOB GABUNA, [email protected]

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