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LNEWS Nov23 San FranciscoProsperidad, Agusan del Sur- Mayor and Chairperson of the Local Nutrition Committee in the Municipality of San Francisco, Hon. Solomon T. Rufila together with the National Nutrition Council Caraga Officer-in-Charge, Dr. Nino Archie S. Labordo signed in the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on the renewal of the Local Nutrition in Early Warning System (LNEWS) on 23 November 2021 at the Mayor’s Office, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur.

The MOA renewal of the LNEWS in the Municipality of San Francisco is NNC’s commitment to assist and capacitate the local government unit to determine the food nutrition insecurity in the area.

Focusing in five (5) sentinel barangays, the LNEWS in the municipality started way back 2015. With the created Technical Working Group (TWG), the team every quarter integrates the primary data and secondary information necessary to provide basic analysis of food insecurity.

In the MOA, NNC will continue to provide technical assistance to the LGU in coming out quarterly data on food insecurity using a MS excel-database management system.

On the other hand, the LGU shall re-organize the TWG and pass a resolution in support to the implementation of the system. Likewise, logistic support for the sustained implementation and monitoring to five sentinel barangays is expected.

NNC Caraga on its monitoring activity will visit the LGU regularly. OIC NPC Labordo mentioned that NNC will meet with the LNEWS-TWG in December 2021 for a technical assistance on data presentation, interpretation and analysis. # NASLabordo