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Food Insecurity and Vulnerability Information and Mapping Systems

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In 1998, the National Nutrition Council, then an attached agency to the Department of Agriculture, was designated as the focal agency for the establishment of the Food Insecurity and Vulnerability Information and Mapping Systems (FIVIMS) in the Philippines. 

In 2004, the first round of food insecurity assessment using the FIVIMS was released and facilitated the identification of areas which were food insecure and vulnerable, where these  areas  were located and why these areas  were considered food insecure or vulnerable.  The use of the 12 FIVIMS indicators in identifying these provinces proved that food insecurity does not exist in a single dimension but rather in a cross-section of dimensions that include economic, nutrition, health and sanitation and education aspects. 

The results of the FIVIMS assessment in 2004 were accepted by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and used in locating the beneficiaries of the initial components of the hunger mitigation program administration, using the classification of provinces by vulnerability to food insecurity to identify priority areas.

With the availability of more recent national surveys such as the National  Nutrition Survey and Family  Income and Expenditures Survey, the National Nutrition Council in collaboration with the interagency FIVIMS group will initiate the second run analysis referred to FIVIMS phase II.

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