The Philippines’s food security and the coconut industry: Inquirer contributor

MANILA (PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER) – In a bid to avert the looming food crisis resulting from the combined effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has decided to personally take the helm of the Department of Agriculture (DA). There are three critical issues around national food security that […]

Japanese horseradish farmers fear for future amid climate change

TOKYO (REUTERS) – Masahiro Hoshina, a Japanese farmer, starts worrying about typhoon season months before it begins, haunted by memories of the heavy rains and landslides that washed away wasabi farms during one 2019 storm. “Recently the power of typhoons feels totally different from before due to global warming. It’s getting stronger,” said the 70-year-old […]