The Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority continuous to participate in the yearly celebration of Food Safety, World Food, and the National Rice Awareness Month together with the other bureaus, agencies, and GOCCs attached to the Department of Agriculture (DA).
On 14-13 October 2019, the agency participated in the World Food Day celebration focusing on call for a stronger, global, national, and multi-sectoral effort to fight hunger and malnutrition and feed the planet in a sustainable way, and that agriculture has a unique and critical role in improving the world’s nutritional status. The theme is 'Our actions are our future. Healthy diets for a #ZeroHunger world.'
On the following week, the agency joined the observance of food safety together with other members of the Food Safety Committee through the conduct of information drive showcasing related programs and activities in promoting the food safety campaign.
Finally, FPA joined the kick-off ceremony of the National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) led by the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Philippine Rice Research Institute on November 4, 2019 at the National Science Complex of the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.
The activity is in support to the Filipino rice farmers and their efforts in producing the most important staple crop in the country.
Attending the event was Secretary William Dar who urged the participants to support Filipino rice farmers and vowed to educate more consumers, stakeholders and policymakers to patronize and promote the consumption of locally grown rice.