Enrile: Mindanao should help govt achieve food sovereignty

March 23, 2013 at 9:17 pm Leave a comment

TAGUM CITY—UNA senatorial candidate Jack Enrile today called on Mindanao leaders and their
constituents to help boost agricultural production as this would ensure the nation’s food security.

“I must emphasize the importance of government support for food production initiatives in Davao
and other provinces in Mindanao,” Enrile said.

“Hunger and poverty are inextricably linked. So we must solve these two problems simultaneously.
With increased food production, we not only put food on the table of poor families and reduce
hunger incidence, we also take big steps toward reducing poverty in our country as farmers will
earn more income from their labor ,” Enrile explained.

Enrile barnstormed in Davao and Compostela Valley along with the UNA senatorial slate.
The Cagayan congressman said food sovereignty not only means producing enough food for a
growing population, but also ensuring that people have the means to buy the food they need.
“This means government must help in job creation and livelihood generation in both rural and
urban areas,” Enrile said.

The Cagayan representative is running on a platform that focuses on “murang pagkain, maraming
pagkain (affordable food, abundant food).”

In his sorties, Enrile tells voters that “no Filipino should go hungry in his own country. Food prices
should be within reach of everyone.”

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