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Conference on Urban Agroecology and Food Security (Sept. 9, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 9 September 2021

Agriculture Secretary William Dar highlighted the importance of urban agriculture (UA) in ensuring food supply amidst the pandemic during the “Conference on Urban Agroecology and Food Security” held on September 9, 2021.

The conference, organized by the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), in cooperation with the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) to gather key stakeholders from Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia, and Philippines, aimed to campaign for the whole-of-society approach to drive transformative changes and establish sustainable, technology-based and agile food systems across countries, as well as build solution-based mechanisms for urban agriculture.

In his message, the agri chief stressed the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the national food supply, especially in non-producing areas. (Photo by Ardy Tompong, DA-AFID)