Mar considers it a crime that despite the country’s lush resources and fertile fields, 12 million Filipinos still go to bed hungry each night. The utter lack of government support along with the corrupt practices of the likes of Jocjoc Bolante has condemned the country to the status of a net rice importer, while driving our hardworking farmers deeper into the depths of poverty.
Mar believes that it is time for an Agricultural Renaissance.
This Renaissance will give the agricultural sector a shot in the arm, by prioritizing much needed resources such as fertilizer, irrigation and post-harvest facilities, by investing in modern agriculture through R&D, by giving our farmers easy access to credit and by overhauling a system plagued with mismanagement and corruption.
Adequate food is the basic right of every Filipino. Mar will never rest until this goal has been achieved.