The Philippine Government acknowledges food security gaps. As such, a number of line agencies have instituted programs to address these needs. Many of these programs are directed towards augmenting the nutritional needs of children. Some are intended to enhance food supply while a few are targeted to increase household income. Some are done through price subsidies, while others are more comprehensive, targeting improvements in agricultural infrastructure, equipment, providing support services for productivity, and enhancing purchase capacity.
As the Philippine Food Security Information System (PhilFSIS) aims to enhance food security planning, implementation and evaluation, a section on policies and programs has been included. This section sheds light on government policies, programs and initiatives instituted to address food security gaps in the country.
Government mechanisms undertaken to address food security-related concerns are categorized into the following: