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Publication | 11 May 2021

Rapid assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on food supply chains in the Philippines

On 8 March 2020, the Philippine government declared the State of Public Health Emergency to address COVID-19. On 13 March 2020, the government imposed enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) over Luzon. Subsequently, similar measures were imposed throughout the country, including in Mindanao, and especially in Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). Although the COVID-19 epidemic is primarily a public health concern, the necessary measures enacted to contain the spread of the virus, especially the restrictions placed on the movement of people and goods, were likely to have a significant impact on all levels of the agricultural market chain. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Food Program (WFP), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) decided to conduct a rapid assessment on the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on food security and nutrition. The results of the impact assessment was envisioned to inform key government agencies in identifying the appropriate measures and programmes that will ultimately help ensure food security for all, at all times.

Rapid assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on food supply chains in the Philippines
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