To familiarize everyone with key socioeconomic terms and concepts, we are launching this new social media series.
For this week, our buzzword is “food security”.
It means that safe and nutritious food is financially and physically accessible to everyone at all times.
(Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, 2001)
In examining food security in the Philippines, a PIDS study found several factors that impinge on the country’s attainment of food security. These include poor transport infrastructure that contributes to high food prices, insufficient agricultural production that cannot keep up with local demand, and poor diet quality (i.e., high in starch, low in fruits and vegetables).
The study notes that for a food security policy to be effective, it must consider how the food system interacts with other systems, like education, social protection, water and sanitation, and health.
Know more about food security by reading “Is Food Supply Accessible, Affordable, and Stable? The State of Food Security in the Philippines” available at

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