HomeCMU Journal of Sciencevol. 23 no. 2 (2019)

Food Security amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: Research and Development Priorities for Higher Education Institutions in the Philippines and Southeast Asia

Glenn B. Gregorio | Rico Ancog



Food security has long been a major development priority of all countries and will remain to be in the future. This has become all the more important in this time of COVID19 pandemic. It is achieved when there is the availability of and adequate access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food at all times for individuals to maintain a healthy and active life. The United Nations has identified four pillars of food security: food availability, food access, food utilization, and food stability. Through the years, all our efforts are expected to contribute to the pillars of food security, and a country’s ability to consolidate its resources towards defining and achieving their aspired food security targets across relevant scales has become a major hallmark of development success.