SERP-P or SocioEconomic Research Portal for the Philippines is an online electronic database of completed, ongoing and
pipeline research studies related to economic development and policymaking in the Philippines. It links various socioeconomic
studies implemented by various research institutions such as the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), government
agencies and the academe. All pertinent data from abstracts,
authors, focus of study, geographical coverage, and availability can be found in the SERP-P. Most of all, researchers can leaf through some of the
studies' full text.
Being food secure means that all people at all times have physical and economic access to sufficient quantities of nutritious, safe, affordable, and culturally appropriate foods, which is are produced in an environmentally sustainable and socially just manner, and that people are able to make informed decisions about their food choices. In many developing countries, including the Philippines, food security constraints are increasingly becoming a threat, exacerbating poverty and health problems.
Studies by academic and research institutions can provide useful insights on how to address food security issues. These studies by authors from SERP-P Network members are featured in this second release of Spotlight. They tackle the three facets of food security as defined by the World Health Organization: food availability, food access, and food use.