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Taking on the Challenge: Fighting Poverty and Hunger The Right to Food Way Labanan ang Kahirapan !!! DOLORES DE QUIROS-CASTILLO, CSEE, MNSA, GSC (PAR)

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1 Taking on the Challenge: Fighting Poverty and Hunger The Right to Food Way Labanan ang Kahirapan !!! DOLORES DE QUIROS-CASTILLO, CSEE, MNSA, GSC (PAR) NAPC Assistant Secretary Office of the President National Anti-Poverty Commission

2 Key Areas for Presentation § Our Target: the Poor and Reducing Poverty and Hunger § Government Responses: Winning the War Against Poverty and Hunger: § Our Stakes and Taking On the Challenges Ahead

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4 Republic Act No Social Reform and Poverty Alleviation Act defines: The poor refers to individuals and families whose incomes fall below the official poverty threshold as defined by the government and/or cannot afford to provide in a sustained manner for their minimum basic needs for food, health, education, housing, and other social amenities of life. WHO ARE THE POOR ?

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6 Social Reform and Poverty Alleviation Act (RA 8425) - A landmark law that created NAPC Section 2, No. 4 (e) states that “ The social reform agenda shall address the fight against poverty through a multi-dimensional and cross-sectoral approach which recognizes and respects the core values, cultural integrity, and spiritual diversity of target sectors and communities; HOW TO FIGHT POVERTY?

7 PROPOSED OPERATIONAL FRAMEWORK MECHANISM Millennium Development Goals Medium Term Development Plan + ANCHORS VISION AGENDA OPERATIONS 1.Poverty Incidence reduced by half in Population Growth Rate of 1.9% by High environmental sustainability by 2015 Poverty ReductionPopulation Management Advocacy/ IEC Monitoring & Evaluation Institutional Arrangement ProgramsPolicies LGU / LPRAPNATIONAL / PAPR SUPPLY LGUs BASIC SECTORS (Poor/vulnerable) DEMAND Private Sector CSOs LGUs NGAs SUPPLY GOALS STRATEGIES MECHANISM DRIVERS GENDERDIMENSIONGENDERDIMENSION Economic Dimensions Social/ Cultural Dimensions Political and Governance Dimensions Ecological/ Environ- mental Dimensions Enhancing Availment of Public Goods & Services Enhancing Resources Capacities Promoting Market Competitiveness Participatory Governance Social Protection, Peace & Order & Security HUMANRIGHTSDIMENSIONHUMANRIGHTSDIMENSION Environment Sustainability ENHANCED KALAHI “HAPPIER” OPERATIONAL FRAMEWORK

8 ENHANCED KALAHI “HAPPIER” Strategies ENHANCED POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGY ASSET REFORM HUMAN DEVELOPMENT SERVICES LIVELIHOOD AND EMPLOYMENT ENHANCING AVAILMENT OF PUBLIC GOODS AND SERVICES PARTICIPATORY GOVERNANCE ENHANCING RESOURCES CAPACITIES Land Resources Improvement/ Utilization Labor Quality Improvement Capital Augmentation Technology Entrepreneurship Improvement PROMOTING MARKET COMPETITIVENESS SOCIAL PROTECTION INCLUDING PEACE AND ORDER, AND SECURITY SOCIAL PROTECTION CURRENT STRATEGY

9 POPULATION POVERTY OPERATIONAL NEXUSES POPULATION GROWTH RATE REDUCED FROM 2.3 TO 1.9 BY 2010 POVERTY INCIDENCE REDUCED FROM 34% BY HALF OR AT LEAST 20% BY 2010 ENVIRONMENT HIGH ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY BY 2015 HUNGER OPERATIONAL NEXUSES: OUR FIGHTING TARGETS

10 Accelerated Hunger Mitigation Program Unavailable or insufficient food to eat HUNGER No money to buy food Increase Food Production Enhance efficiency of logistics & food delivery Put more money in poor people’s pockets Promote good nutrition Demand Side Supply Side a) Conduct social marketing – DOH, NNC/ LGUs b) Promote exclusive breastfeeding, appropriate complementary feeding, and increased consumption of vegetables – DOH/ LGUs c) Nutrition education in schools – DepED Productivity programs including livestock, crops, marine regeneration (mangrove and coastal fishery development), farm family ( Gulayan ng Masa ) and irrigation - DA, DENR, NIA a) Barangay Food Terminal & Tindahan Natin – NFA, DSWD b) Ports (RORO)-maximum use of private ports, shipping - DOTC/PPA c) Farm to market roads – DPWH, DA, DAR d) Efficient local transport – LGUs/Leagues of P/C/M/B e) Food for School Program- DepED,DSWD f) Creation of NGO net- work to support feeding programs - DSWD g) Community tradeable rice certificates - NFA a) Improve productivity in coconut areas (coconut coir, virgin coconut oil & other value-adding products;coconet production) – DA, PCA, CIIF b) More aggressive micro-financing – PCFC, LBP, DSWD c) Maximize employment opportunities in construction & maintenance of farm-to-market roads, irrigation and roadside maintenance – DPWH, MMDA,PNP d) Aggressive training – TESDA, DOLE, DSWD e) Upland land distribution (4M ha for jatropha, rubber) – DAR Hunger Mitigation Measures Manage population Responsible Parenthood – POPCOM / LGUs / ULAP / Leagues of P/C/M/B

11 Catalyzing CONVERGENCE,HARMONIZATIONANDSYNCHRONIZATION

12 Key Components and Goals CONVERGENT PROGRAM/SERVICE DELIVERY POLICY ADVOCACY AND POLICY REFORM PEOPLE/INSTITUTIONAL BUILDING- CAPABILITY DEV REDUCED POVERTY & HUNGER IMPROVED GOVERNANCE EMPOWERED COMMUNITIES RESOURCES MOB & SOCIAL MARKETING

13 OUR COMMON CHALLENGES Converge & ensure unity in directions and efforts Harmonize & synchronize on GROUNDING initiatives appropriate to LOCAL conditions, while being responsive to national/global needs and dynamics Focus and accelerate initiatives Labanan ang Kahirapan!

14 Build capacities and enhance skills of poor and key stakeholders, to sustainably develop/manage resources Strengthen and expand partnerships expand networks OUR COMMON CHALLENGES Labanan ang Kahirapan!

15 National Anti-Poverty Commission Magkapit-bisig at mag- ugnayan Labanan ang kahirapan! MARAMING SALAMAT PO!


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