File photo of agriculture secretary William Dar. (Photo: F & B Report)
ILIGAN CITY, ISABELA — If we are to win over poverty and hunger, our people must unite with the government in order to hurdle all obstacles that stop us from attaining progress and food security, according to the agriculture secretary William Dar.
In a statement during the distribution of interventions for Isabela farmers held in Iligan City, Dar called for unity in the fight against poverty and hunger brought about by Covid-19 and the dispute between Ukraine and Russia.
Speaking candidly, the agriculture chief asked for support from the attending farmers’ groups as well as all other food producers of the country, urging them to continue to partner with the government to attain its food security agenda.
“There is a looming food crisis due to the ongoing global pandemic and the war in Ukraine. And so we need to boost the productivity of our agricultural commodities para may sapat na pagkain ang lahat. Lahat ng Filipino ay kailangang magbanat ng buto, magsumikap at dagdagan ang sipag,” Dar cited.
He added that after the discord caused by the recent election, it’s high time to come together as one for a productive and more sustainable food sector.
“Panahon na po para tayo ay magkaisa at ipagpatuloy ang kampanya para sa magandang buhay ng lahat ng Filipino,” he stressed. (ai/mtvn)