Philippines likely to miss food security goal

Despite its agrarian economy, the country is forced to import staple foods like rice due to stalled government policies.

    Rice is the staple food in the Philippines and is seen as the main nutritional backbone for people.

    Despite its agrarian economy, the country is forced to import staple foods like rice, prompting the government to promise to provide food security by 2016.

    However, many say that will be hard to achieve.

    Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan reports from Bulacan in northern Philippines.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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