Transport of seeds hampered by various LGU checkpoints

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MANILA, Philippines — Despite repeated appeals from national agencies to local government units (LGUs) to allow the movement of all goods and services related to food production, the country’s biggest seed organization reported that the transport of seeds continued to be hampered in various checkpoints, thereby delaying the start of the planting season.

The Philippine Seed Industry Association (PSIA) on Saturday warned that the LGUs’ insistence to implement their own directives could lead to possible food shortage, noting that “seed is the starting point of the food system.”

PSIA president Mary Ann Sayoc said some of their member-companies continued to experience difficulties in …

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The Philippine Daily Inquirer, popularly known as the Inquirer, is an English-language newspaper in the Philippines. Founded in 1985, it is often regarded as the Philippines' newspaper of record.

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