A CALL TO ACTION ON WORLD FOOD DAY
PROTECT RICE, SUPPORT SMALL FARMERS’ LIVELIHOODS AND ASSERT FOOD SOVEREIGNTY: A CALL TO ACTION ON WORLD FOOD DAY
In observance of the International World Food Day, we in the Integrated Rural Development Foundation (IRDF) and the National Movement for Food Sovereignty (NMFS) urge the Philippine government to adopt a sovereign food policy that rejects past administrations’ adherence to privatization, deregulation and liberalization of agriculture. Such policies have only deepened poverty and hunger while ensuring the dominance of agribusiness corporations in every stage of the food supply chain.
We call on the Philippine government to protect our small-scale food producers and consumers, assert our food sovereignty and push for agriculture modernization that is supported by and linked to national industrialization. This strategy will truly bring about rural transformation and move the mass of farmers out of poverty. [Read more]