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17 - RP envoy to UN pushes for more rice production ....
RP envoy to UN pushes for more rice production to secure worldwide food problem The Philippine ambassador to the United Nations has strongly proposed that the United Nations support the cultivation and production of rice as a staple against food insecurity, noting that most of the world's 80 million poor and malnourished live in rice-dependent areas. Rice-based production systems exist in 113 countries of nearly one billion people, equating to about four-fifths of the world's rice grown by small-scale, low-income farmers., according to a report of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) based in Rome. It will be noted that November has been declared National Rice Awareness Month in the Philippines. In an impassioned address at the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Lauro Baja Jr. also cited the Philippine experience in rice-based systems, as he reminded UN members that Manila, together with 43 other countries had initiated the proclamation of 2004 as the International Year of Rice (IYR 2004). He reiterated that the Philippines believes that the promotion of rice should not end with the conclusion of the International Year of Rice. The Philippine initiative was anchored on the belief that the battle against hunger, malnutrition, environmental damage and the creation of productive employment should also take into account the promotion of rice as an important commodity, according to Baja. "Sustained efforts should be encouraged in order to address the many aspects related to rice promotion, including its production, labor productivity and as a means of generating employment, he emphasized. In Asia, among the mainly rice-dependent economies are Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines. According to the Philippine-based International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), more than half of the world's anticipated 10 billion people would depend on rice as their principal food by year's end. "Thus, without continuing growth in productivity, it would be difficult for rice-dependent countries to meet the increasing demands of their people for affordable food." Baja said. Baja's UNGA speech zeroed in on the report on the implementation of IYR 2004 by the FAO. He commended the FAO's efforts to increase support for the development of sustainable rice-based production systems, which, in turn, augured well for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. "The proper cultivation and sustainable production of rice would significantly help reduce poverty and environmental change," Baja said, and unless measures are undertaken to address declining production and competing land use, the world's poor will suffer even more. He quoted a FAO report to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan that said the bulk of the world's labor force are in the agricultural sector and three-quarters of the working poor are in developing countries where rice is a major force. "Increased rice production would help address this concern," Baja noted. "Rice production continues to be faced with declining production growth due to competing uses of land and water resources. Declining economic return, high rate of post harvest losses, increasing labor shortages, and environmental pollution," he told the UN body. "The real measure of the success of IYR 2004 in the long run is when more rice becomes available, accessible and affordable to the poor, when the income of farmers increase in a sustainable manner and when it creates rural employment opportunities," he concluded. -- This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by Balita MailScanner, and is believed to be clean.
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