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Assessing the State of Food Security in the Philippines

The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) held a public webinar on October 27, 2022, from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM via Zoom.

This virtual event featured the PIDS study titled “Is Food Security Accessible, Affordable, and Stable? The State of Food Security in the Philippines” authored by Supervising Research Specialist Ivory Galang. Based on The Economist’s 2021 Global Food Security Index (GFSI), the Philippines ranked 64th out of 113 countries in terms of its four dimensions of food security. After World War II ended, the world still had to contend with population explosion, hunger, and poverty. The Philippines, just like other countries, actively sought for solutions to increase food production and fight widespread malnutrition. Using various indicators for the four dimensions of food security (food availability, food accessibility, food utilization, and stability), this study found that the food security goal is yet to be achieved. Even the country’s performance in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2: Zero Hunger reflects that although there have been some improvements, significant and major challenges remain to be addressed.

A copy of the study may be downloaded from this link: