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Isko unveils food security plan

If elected president, Moreno said he will immediately sign an executive order that will stop the rampant and unchecked conversion of prime agricultural lands into other uses like building subdivisions

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San Pablo City — Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso has unveiled a “Food Production Strategic Plan” as his guide in reinforcing the country’s food security if he is elected president next year.

“Because food security is extremely important and we are not producing enough food for the most basic needs of our people. We must, starting 2022, have a food production strategic plan,” Domagoso said.

The plan shall guide the budgeting of departments that are engaged one way or another with food production, he added, referring to the Department of Agriculture and Department of Agrarian Reform, among others.

Domagoso said his five-year plan shall involve major stakeholders in food production.

The 47-year-old local chief executive’s proposals were among those he put forward during this weekend’s live Zoom discussion-meeting with the agricultural sector led by former agriculture
Secretary Leonardo Montemayor and former Undersecretary Ernesto Ordonez of the Department of Trade and Industry.

Part of Moreno’s food production program is the imposition of a three-year moratorium on the conversion of agricultural lands into other uses and the passage of the National Land Use Act.

If elected president, Moreno said he will immediately sign an executive order that will stop the rampant and unchecked conversion of prime agricultural lands into other uses like building subdivisions.

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