Cotabato City – The World Food Programme hosts and facilitates the Theory of Change Workshop to set the strategic direction of the next Country Strategic Plan 2024-2028 in alignment with BARMM regional Government priorities as well as the National government agenda for Food Security, Nutrition and Resilience Building to withstand and recover from climate change, conflicts, disaster, and other shocks. The output of the consultation workshop will guide the World Food Programme in the Philippines.

Mr. Mishael Q. Argonza, Head of Cotabato Field Office, World Food Programme-Philippines presents the Bangsamoro Roadmap for Food Security and Nutrition highlighting the Intermediate Outcomes, Goals and Vision to produce a self-reliant, food secure and resilient Bangsamoro. He also presented the Ten-Year Path of WFP: First, 2020-2022 – BARMM Food Security and Nutrition Institutions, Convergence, Policies/Legislation Set-up. Second, 2025 – Increased Investment and Partnerships for Improved Implementation of Food Security and Nutrition Programs. And lastly, the establishment of the 2030 and Beyond – Sustainable Food Systems.

MAFAR Director Ismael Guiamel emphasized the need to strengthen and improve the monitoring and evaluation in the community, improve the community approach, draw mechanisms in coordination such as the protocols, improve the gap between the community, importance of cooperatives, Islamic financing – farmers to have access to credit and capital, and access to market.      

The presence of the World Food Programme in BARMM is vital in extending support to the Ministries for continuity & sustainability of efforts in ensuring the food security of the Bangsamoro People.


Author: PDO1 Reyhana Anne Masukat, RND and NOIII Hannah Farinah Lidasan