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via Inquirer: Urban farming Pushed to help Attain Food Self-Sufficiency

March 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

Urban farming pushed to help attain food self-sufficiency By Ronnel W. Domingo Philippine Daily Inquirer 12:39 am | Saturday, March 8th, 2014 Read more: Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook The Department of Agriculture is pushing for proposed laws that mandate urban and vertical farming, which would help attain food self-sufficiency. Edicio dela Torre, a special technical adviser at the DA, suggested the creation of a task force that would lobby for the passage of the bills. At the House of Representatives, Butil party list Rep. Agapito Guanlao has sponsored House Bill No. 720, proposed to be named the Urban Agriculture Act of 2013. The bill institutionalizes city farming in highly urbanized areas to promote the production, processing and marketing of food crops and livestock through intensive production methods, like the use and reuse of [...]
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