Access to safe, sufficient and nutritious food is a right that Filipinos must possess. A big challenge to this right is the current agricultural system that extensively uses chemical inputs as fertilizers and pesticides. This has not only produced unsafe food but the long years of chemical use have also led to decreasing soil fertility and compromising the country’s water ecosystems.
A healthy environment sustains the integrity of the land, air, and water. Originally blessed with rich soil and ecosystems containing abundant and diverse natural resources, the Philippines has become a poor, devastated land.
A sustainable or green economy promotes sustainable consumption and production that supports continued economic growth, which creates opportunities for employment and decent work for all. Such a paradigm contributes to eradicating poverty and improving human welfare, while maintaining the healthy functioning of the Earth’s ecosystems
August 21, 2017 /by greenconvergence