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Rapid assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on food supply chains in the Philippines

The FAO report looks at rural livelihood and agricultural market chains as a critical component of the country’s food security capacity, and the related effects to it of the community restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Likewise, the report assesses the impact of COVID-19 on the access of the most vulnerable population that may result in a high rate of malnutrition. The results are expected to provide an information base to aid in local and national decision-making to alleviate…

Asia and the Pacific regional overview of food security and nutrition 2020: Maternal and child diets at the heart of improving nutrition

The report, ‘Asia and the Pacific Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2020: Maternal and Child Diets at the Heart of Improving Nutrition’ found that 1.9 billion people were unable to afford a healthy diet in this region, even before the COVID-19 outbreak and the damage it has since caused to economies and individual livelihoods. The report was published jointly by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the World Food…

Assessment on Home Gardening Program as a Response to COVID-19 in SLM's Project's Pilot Townships

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is working closely with Department of Planning of Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI) in order to implement the Section 2.1.7 of the COVID-19 Economic Relief Plan (CERP) by supporting farmers, small agricultural processors, seed farmers and agriculture businesses. In order to support the CERP implementation plan, the project, in collaboration with respective Department of Agriculture (DoA) office in pilot…
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Indonesia: COVID-19: Economic and Food Security Implications (4th Edition)

Nine months since the first case of COVID-19 was identified in Indonesia, the effects of the pandemic are continuing to unfold. The scope of its impact on the economy, livelihoods, food security and nutrition is still evolving. Inequities related to employment, income earning, and gender are increasing. Although positive signs of recovery have begun, full economic recovery is likely to take a long time. The lockdowns, that restricted non-essential socio-economic activities and movement in…
15 Dec 2020World Food Programme

WFP’s Support to the Philippines Government’s Initiatives in Achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 - 2020

The Philippine Government created the Zero Hunger Task Force to spearhead its efforts in battling hunger and ending it by 2030. As the largest humanitarian agency battling hunger worldwide, WFP’s activities in the Philippines are aligned with the initiative of the task force and its demonstrative arm, the Enhanced Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty.
16 Dec 2020World Food Programme Philippines

UNDP Issues Brief on Resilient Food and Agriculture

As climate change continues to drive food insecurity, addressing the risks of climate change across the value chain – especially agricultural products that are important to food and nutrition security – will yield significant adaptation benefits to vulnerable small producers and rural communities at large. This will support global efforts to end hunger and poverty, build more effective farming practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and accelerate the ambition of Nationally…
6 Nov 2020United Nations Development Programme

Strategic Review of Food Security and Nutrition in Indonesia: 2019–2020 Update

This report is an update of the 2014–2015 Strategic Review. It was initiated in August 2019 and was extended until July 2020 to cover the initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food security and nutrition. It is based on the latest secondary data available, updates on relevant policies and programmes related to food security and nutrition, the latest discourses, and emerging issues, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This report presents: (1) an update on the food security…
22 Oct 2020United Nations World Food Programme

Food Security and Nutrition Roadmap of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

World Food Programme
The Food Security and Nutrition Roadmap of BARMM is product of collaboration between the Bangsamoro regional government and WFP. It is the region’s blueprint towards a self-reliant, food secure, and resilient Bangsamoro.
1 Oct 2020World Food Programme

Indonesia: COVID-19: Economic and Food Security Implications (3d Edition)

World Food Programme
Key Messages In the second quarter of 2020, the Indonesian GDP contracted by 5.32% year-on-year (Y-o-Y), the most significant decline since 1999. The GDP dropped by 4.19% compared to the first quarter of 2020. The government expects next year’s budget deficit to amount to IDR 971.2 trillion, 5.5% of GDP, given the need to further boost the economy and provide social and healthcare assistance. Household consumption expenditure, contributing 58% of total GDP, decreased by 5.5% (Y-o-Y)…
1 Oct 2020World Food Programme

Macro Analysis of COVID-19 - Threats to Food Security and Livelihoods in Asia and the Pacific, June 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is set to severely derail development gains in Asian and Pacific nations. It compounds pre-crisis levels of food insecurity and malnutrition with job losses, supply chain disruptions, and declines in revenue from key exports and remittances. Globally, WFP predicts that the number of people facing acute food insecurity around the world will almost double to 270 million, including 121 million newly food insecure due to COVID-19. Afghanistan, Nepal, Timor-Leste and the…
1 Jun 2020World Food Programme
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