Philippine Network of Food Security Programmes
PNFSP is the result of the National Conference on Food Security held in Tagaytay City from August 29 to 30, 2005 with the participation of 25 organizations from all over the country. Aware of the dismal state of food security in the Philippines, the participants resolved to unify and dedicate their collective effort to addressing and upholding the people’s right to food.
As advocates of sustainable development, network members respond to issues that go beyond the quantity and quality of food.
The network addresses core issues that threaten food security including conversion of agricultural lands, landlessness, import liberalization, feudal relations of production, backward means of production, migration and urban poverty, unequal food distribution, and generically engineered food. The network also recognizes political instability, natural disasters, and development aggression as factors that worsen food insecurity.
PNFSP commits to advance the right to food of the most disadvantaged sector towards food self-sufficiency.
PNFSP envisions self –determining and self -reliant society where people have secured their right to safe, sufficient and nutritious food.
The Ten Guiding Principles (Core Values)
Programs and services
Sustainable and scientific in our ways and methods
Gender sensitive and fair
Safeguarding the rights of children
PNFSP upholds a distinct bias for the rights and welfare of
Attuned to the level of acceptability, awareness and capacity of the people
Providing opportunities to upgrade the people's capacities
Adhering to the principle of collective empowerment and self-reliance
Sense of community and concern for others
Respectful of political, cultural and religious beliefs and practices including that of indigenous communities
Sustainable Agriculture and Community-Level Appropriate Technology
Research on local practices and techniques as well as those in other regions and countries
Participative development and testing of appropriate techniques and alternative energy sources
Workshops in target communities
Promotion, implementation, and evaluation tested techniques and practices
Institutional Capacity Development
Conducting trainings and education
Facilitation of trainings and other related activities
Skills development (project proposal making, program management, monitoring and evaluation)
Facilitation of farmers’ exchange programs
Campaign, Advocacy and Netwroking
Situational updates on food security-related issues
Sharing of information experiences, services, material resources through data banks
Regular updates on food security (written or in other forms)
Promotion of the food security concept
Recruitment of organizations that subscribe to PNFSP’s concept of food security.