“Under the Duterte administration, the DA will continue to empower women farmers, being indispensable partners of their farmer-husbands, brothers, or sons. Together, they form our formidable food security army,” said Agriculture Secretary William Dar.
 
“One of the foundations of food security is an effective seed system. Thus, women, farmers should always be part of the decision-making process throughout the food value chain, including the choice and use of quality crop seeds,” the DA chief added, who graced a webinar, titled “The role of women in developing a climate-smart seed system in the Philippines,” organized by the International Potato Center (CIP), on August 19, 2020.