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Food Security & Nutrition: FAO, legislators launch pilot parliamentary alliance for food security and nutrition in the philippines
09:26:19 AM | Friday, January 19th, 2018

Author: PR

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MANILA-The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is further strengthening its patnership with the Government of the Philippines to ensure food security and nutrition in the country with the launch today of the FAO Legislative Advisory Group-Philippines (FLAG-PH).

This parliamentary alliance, initially composed of 10 legislators from both houses of Congress, is envisaged to tackle national food security and nutrition issues by taking the necessary legislative actions that would impact on the agriculture, fisheries, forestry, and environment and natural resources sectors.

The Philippines continues to face challenges in addressing food insecurity and malnutrition, with 1.3 million families or 8.3 million Filipinos unable to meet their basic food needs in 2015 according to a report by the Philippine Statistics Authority.

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