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Philippine Department of Agriculture

Touch the Soil News #1693 (Feature Photo – Philippines a nation of islands – CCA SA 3.0 Unported)

Perhaps no nation in the world is so focused on developing urban agriculture than the nation of the Philippines. From military personnel and police officers planting urban gardens to Philippine Department of agriculture, millions of people are engaging and encouraging others to engage in urban food production.

Recently, the Philippine Department of Agriculture allotted $400 million Philippine Pesos (USD $8.5 million) to expand urban agriculture and further secure household food security. No small feat for a nation of 110 million people where the per capita income is only USD $3,500 a year. You can read the story here:

http://cityfarmer.info/philippines-department-of-agriculture-allots-p400-m-for-urban-agriculture-program/

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