The Benguet State University entry to the International Forest Short Film Festival was selected by an international jury as one of the 21 finalists. The BSU entry with the title, “The Mother Forest” produced by a three-man team (Jumar B. Yago-an, Ma. Luz D. Fang-asan and this writer) was selected from among 127 entries across 38 countries. The film festival is organized by the United Nations Forum on Forests in partnership with the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival.
“Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.”
The BSU delegation led by BSU President, Dr. Ben D. Ladilad during the Strawberry Festival Civic Parade on March 18, 2013.//Photo by Richard Kinnud
By 2050, the World Bank says that global food production must rise by at least 70% to curb the challenge of having to feed 9 billion people. Without strong adaptation and mitigation measures, climate change will reduce food crop yields worldwide over the next 50 years. Studies have shown that effective investment in agriculture could be three times more beneficial to the poor than growth in other sectors.