Report, 2010. Component 1/3.
The first component “Causes of Hunger” of the Right to Food Assessment Philippines covers 3 areas: 1) Monitoring the hungry and food insecure; 2) Profiling the hungry and the food insecure and 3) Identifying the causes of hunger and food insecurity. Monitoring the hungry and food insecure is related to the status of hunger in the country, particularly the incidence of hunger and food insecurity based on various data sources. Comparisons between the different measures of hunger are presented.
Profiling the hungry and the food insecure is related to creating a profile of the hungry and food insecure, which includes geographic characteristics, demographic characteristics, and socio-economic characteristics as this is important in targeting the hungry and food insecure. It is likewise an important input in the conduct of causality analysis on the causes of hunger. Lastly, the assessment identifies the causes of hunger and food insecurity. The causes of hunger and food insecurity must be clearly understood by those who formulate policies and implement programmes. This is done by using the extensive data sets on hunger and other related variables.