Food & Beverage Impact: Monitoring Update – Philippines (3 APRIL 2020)
April 3, 2020 | MEASURES, PHILIPPINES
The Department of Agriculture (DA) has been issuing Memorandum Circular to ensure that Filipino households in Luzon and highly dense metropolitan areas have access to safe and affordable food.
- The Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has approved the food resiliency protocol proposed by the DA, which aims to ensure free movement of farmers, fishers, workers and supplies used in food processing and manufacturing firms, and food supply chain logistic provider.
IMPACT ON FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN
- Memorandum Circular No .07 : Food items that must be allowed unhampered and unimpeded transit in all quarantine checkpoints were identified.
- Memorandum Circular No. 09 : All farming and fishing activities shall continue to ensure food supply across the country. The workers involved shall practice safety protocols and social distancing in the production.