Policies and Programs

Comprehensive and Integrated Food Security Programs

Comprehensive and Integrated Food Security Programs provide support which link supply with demand. Services under such programs are geared towards productivity and enhancing the beneficiaries’ purchase capacity.

Food Security Policies and Programs Description Year/s Implemented Implementing Agencies
Accelerated Hunger Mitigation Program

The anti-hunger program which addresses the insufficiency of food (supply) and inability to buy food (demand). The program has the following components:

I. Supply

  1. Increase food production
  2. Enhance efficiency of logistics and food delivery

II. Demand

  1. Put more money in people’s pockets
  2. Promote good nutrition
  3. Manage population

Legal Basis: EO 616 S. 2007

url: http://www.nnc.gov.ph/plans-and-programs/ahmp

2006-2010 NNC, Anti-Hunger Task Force and Local Government Units

The KAANIB Enterprise Development Project (KEDP) is one of the major projects of the Philippine Coconut Authority in pursuit of the national development goals of reducing poverty and attaining socio-economic development and inclusive growth in coconut farming communities. The implementation of this project involves transformation of small coconut farmers from subsistence farming to agribusiness entrepreneurs.

The project is composed of four components, namely:

  1. Coconut-Coffee-Based Enterprise Development Project (COCOBED)
    -    This involves planting high-quality planting materials of coffee in between spaces under coconut trees. The project also involved clustering of the farms to meet economies of scale.
  2. Coconut-Cacao-Enterprise Development Project (CEDP)
    -    This involves planting high-quality planting materials of cacao in between spaces under coconut trees. The project also involved clustering of the farms to meet economies of scale.
  3. Coconut Intercropping Project (CIP)
    -    This involves planting of high-value crops, such as cacao, coffee, banana, corn, pineapple, and vegetables, among others in between spaces under coconut trees. This is expected to generate additional income for the coconut farmers. In this project, selected crops for intercropping are based not only on biophysical suitability but also on its market demand and profitability. Livestock-raising under coconut is also encouraged to augment income of the coconut farmers and enhance nutrition of the coconut farming households.
  4. Community/Household-Level Coconut Processing Project (CHLCP)
    -    The farmers shall also identify coconut-based enterprise to engage into such as Virgin Coconut Oil production, Coir Processing, food confectioneries, among others.
2011 - 2016 PCA
National Livestock Program

The DA-Livestock Program will help ensure food security and safety, alleviate poverty, enhance incomes and profitability and achieve global competitiveness for the livestock and poultry sub-sector under a sustainable environment. The Program has seven (7) priorities, to wit:

  1. Genetic Conservation and Improvement
  2. Disease Prevention, Control and Eradication and Animal Welfare
  3. Research, Extension Support and Training
  4. Postharvest and Infrastructure Development
  5. Market Development Assistance and Export Development
  6. Dairy Development and Expansion
  7. Meat Safety and Quality
Continuing Bureau of Animal Industry, Livestock Development Council, National Dairy Authority, National Meat Inspection Service, Philippine Carabao Center, Other DA Agencies (BAS, ATI, etc.), DA – Regional Field Offices and Local Government Units
Support to Food Staples Sufficiency Program (FSSP)

Consumption of white corn, cassava and other food staples has been promoted by the government in support to the Food Staples Sufficiency Program.

2011-2016 Department of Agriculture
Food Staples Sufficiency Program (FSSP) 2011-2016

The FSSP aims to achieve the goals of food security and raising incomes for the agriculture sector under the Philippine Development Plan 2011-2016. The FSSP covers rice and other staples like white corn, banana (saba), and root crops such as cassava (kamotengkahoy) and sweet potato (kamote). The program is anchored on improving farm productivity and making Filipino farmers globally competitive.

Further, the implementation of the White Corn Program aims not only to sustain the requirement of white corn-eating populace and address hunger problems but also to encourage rice-consumers to incorporate white corn to their usual eating habit.

To achieve these objectives, three general strategies and key interventions are identified: (a) raising farm productivity and competitiveness, (b) enhancing economic incentives and enabling mechanisms, and (c) managing food staples consumption.

Legal Basis: AFMA (RA 8435)

2011 - 2016 DA National Rice Program Directorate, DA-Corn Program Directorate