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Marcos pushes for world cooperation over food security in UN

President Bongbong Marcos has called on world leaders to cooperate and support the Philippines’ agricultural production and food security efforts during the 77th United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Marcos said that the UN sustainable goals can only be achieved in 2030 if basic needs like food are met or maintained.

“This requires investments in food security, the fragility of which has been clearly demonstrated by the pandemic and the conflict in Ukraine,” Marcos said in his speech.

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“We need to take concrete steps towards a modern and resilient agriculture for food is not just a trade commodity nor is it just a livelihood, it is an existential imperative and a moral one,” he added.

Marcos is also the current agriculture secretary. He also cited some of his administration’s efforts to address the food crisis in the country.

“We look forward to forging cooperation with the [United Nations] and our partners to boost agricultural productivity and food security,” he added.

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