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Philippines moves up on Global Food Security Index
11:06:03 AM | Friday, October 26th, 2018


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MANILA, Philippines — As the country suffers from rising food prices due to tight supply of basic goods, a global metrics on food security believes the Philippines has improved its capacity to feed its people.

According to the Global Food Security Index this year, the country ranked 70th out of 130 countries, with a score of 51.5 over 100, with 100 being most favorable and food secure.

This was an improvement from last year's 79th placing with a score of 47.3.

The report, released on Wednesday, comes as the economy battles a near decade-high inflation propelled by supply constraints from rice, meat, vegetables and even fish.

The index, compiled by think tank Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), measures each territory's capacity to ensure food supply among its populace. The index captures food affordability, availability, and quality and safety.

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