‘Pilipinas Kontra Gutom’ helps reduce the incidence of hunger in PH
MORE than a year after its launch in November 2020, Pilipinas Kontra Gutom (PKG) partners share milestones towards the goal of the less hungry Filipino movement.
PKG is a multi-sector Task Force Zero Hunger movement with the public sector and 80 partner members from private business and non-governmental organizations working hand-in-hand to address the nation’s concerns about unintended hunger – food production and distribution, malnutrition, food surplus and immediate food needs during periods of disaster.
The first priority is the availability and accessibility of food with the vision of making agriculture a dignified and sustainable profession among smallholder farmers and other food producers.
Second, the goal of nutritional adequacy. The group aims for zero undernourished Filipino children in every household by 2030.
Food assistance and disaster security are the movement’s third priority. The end in mind is to strengthen and synchronize public and private sector disaster response initiatives during disasters to ensure effective food distribution.
The food bank is the flagship project for availability and assistance, which is the fourth priority.
At a recent PKG rally, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexei Nograles, chairman of Task Force Zero Hunger, said the incidence of hunger in the country had improved.
“The Philippines also improved its ranking in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2021. The Philippines ranked 68th out of 116 countries. With a score of 16.8, we have a moderate level of hunger. higher than in the 2020 GHI when we placed 69th with a score of 19.0,” he reported.
PKG invites every Filipino to help. Individuals can visit kaintayopilipinas.com for more details.
Private businesses, non-profit organizations and groups interested in being part of the movement can email [email protected]