Fishing for Families: Reporting on Population, Environment, and Food Security in the Philippines

Event Date: 
January 28, 2013


  • Sam Eaton, Homeland Productions
  • Imelda Abano, Eco-Business

Monday, January 28, 2013
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Rapid population growth and overfishing in the Philippines have led to rising food insecurity across the country, which now imports more rice than any other nation. In the PBS NewsHour/Marketplace co-production “Food for Nine Billion: Turning the Population Tide in the Philippines,” reporter Sam Eaton of Homeland Productions visits the Philippines’ Danajon double barrier reef to document efforts to increase food security by protecting marine biodiversity and providing family planning to the communities that depend on fish for their survival. Eco-Business Assistant Editor Imelda Abano, president of the Philippine Network of Environmental Journalists and board member of the Society of Environmental Journalists, will discuss the challenges of reporting on the interconnections between environment, health, and food security in her country.

Location: Woodrow Wilson Center at the Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW ("Federal Triangle" stop on Blue/Orange Line), 5th Floor Conference Room. A map to the Center is available at Note: Photo identification is required. Please allow additional time to pass through security.

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Event Details
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Katharine Diamond
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Environmental Change & Security Program
Woodrow Wilson Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20004
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