Gov't urged to focus on local food production amid rising inflation


Posted at Aug 22 2018 06:06 PM

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MANILA – The Philippines should put more effort into the agriculture sector rather than focusing on importation to address the rising prices of basic food items, the head of a European trade group said Wednesday. 

To become "a little self-sufficient," the government should help farmers produce what they can grow locally such as rice and tropical fruits, Guenter Taus, president of the European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines told ANC's Market Edge.