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First Anniversary of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Zero Hunger (Jan 11, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 11 January 2021

On top of increasing the country’s food sufficiency level to address hunger, agriculture secretary William Dar underscores the importance of opening up the economy to create more income opportunities for the benefit of poorer sectors of the country.

“A more focused approach is necessary to manage the country’s hunger problem,” the DA chief said, during the virtual observance of the first anniversary of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Zero Hunger on January 11, 2021.

To address these problems, the Department of Agriculture (DA) aims at doubling the income of farmers and fishers, who are the foundation of the country’s food systems to stimulate them to continue efforts in feeding our ever-growing population.

Created last year through Executive Order (EO) No. 101, the task force is tasked to coordinate, rationalize, monitor, and assess the efforts of concerned government agencies and instrumentalities to ensure a whole-of-government approach to eradicating hunger and achieving food security.

EO 101 also created the National Food Policy (NFP) that was launched during the observance of World Food Day on October 16, 2020. (Photos by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)