Agri chief assures Metro food supplies ‘more than enough'
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The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Friday assured the public that the community quarantine had not affected food supplies for Metro Manila. “We have determined that there is enough supply of all basic goods that can be traded in Metro Manila,” Agriculture Secretary William Dar told a news briefing in Quezon City. Fish demand is at 8,000 MT per week, with supply at 10,264 MT per week. The stocks come from Ilocos, Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) Central Luzon, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources and Philippine Fisheries Development Authority-Navotas.
Gomez, E. J., & Valente, C. S. (2020, March 14). Agri chief assures Metro food supplies ‘more than enough'. The Manila Times, pp. A1, A8.
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Food security; Fish; Agriculture; Fishery economics; Quarantine regulations; Department of Agriculture (DA); National Food Authority (NFA); Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA)-Navotas; Sugar Regulatory Administration; Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases; World Health Organization (WHO); Dar, William; Nograles, Karlo Alexei; Quezon City; Cordillera Administrative Region; Cagayan Valley; Central Luzon; Cavite; Laguna; Batangas; Rizal; Quezon; Calabarzon; Mindoro; Marinduque; Romblon; Palawan
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