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Food Security Now

Oxfam and partners in the Philippines make the call for food security on the World Food Day.

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“Long-term investments in agriculture, particularly the sectors that produce the country’s food supplies, is the only way to protect Filipinos from food price shocks,” Kalayaan Pulido-Constantino, Oxfam advocacy campaigns coordinator, said in a press statement yesterday. “Rice importation can be a short-term solution but it should serve to protect the interests not only of consumers but also of producers.”
Read the full press release

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Oxfam Country Director Lan Mercado talks to the press about the impact of the rice price hikes on poor women.

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Dr. Ines Smyth chats up a TV news reporter.

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