Amid the challenges in global food systems due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department of Agriculture (DA), Philippines, is ready to take on the challenge of the ‘new normal’ facing the country’s agriculture and fishery sector. It is imperative for the government to rethink and restructure its policies and practices to prevent from being overwhelmed by future crisis. DA is considering a three-pronged strategy to bring agriculture back to normalcy.
- We must simply surpass this global crisis.
- We must reboot and reform our agricultural policies, and refocus our priorities to minimize the adverse effects.
- The agriculture and fishery sector must grow, by attracting more investments and resources, and partnering with the private sector.
Together, we will survive, reboot, and grow toward a food-secured nation.
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