Food Accessibility

Food accessibility refers to the access by individuals to adequate resources for acquiring appropriate foods for a nutritious diet. It addresses whether the households or individuals have enough resources to acquire appropriate quantity of quality foods, thus, it encompasses their income, expenditure and buying capacity.

There are two aspects of food access – the economic and physical access. Economic access refers to factors such as income, poverty and other indicators of buying capacity. Physical access indicators are related to infrastructure and facilities that hasten the access to food.

Furthermore, the indicators were grouped into the level of importance which were either key or support. Key indicators are those which best describe the dimension. In the absence of available data for the key indicators, the support indicators will be the alternative for use.

2. Food Access
2.1. Economic Access
2.1.1. Key Indicators Farmer's Share to Consumer Peso Consumer Price Index