Locating the Chronically Food Insecure Population through Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC)
In the global food security community, there has been a need for common definitions and common scale for classifying various food insecurity situations in terms of severity and implications for action. The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) is designed to fill this critical gap in food security analysis.
In particular, the IPC-Chronic in the Philippines began in October 2014 with the conduct of awareness raising session on the IPC Chronic Protocol and training on online information support system, data preparation, and IPC Chronic Phase Classification. The final step is the conduct of Chronic Food Insecurity Analysis. In 2015 to 2016, 33 provinces of Mindanao and Luzon were classified according to level of chronic food insecurity.