Economic Security Assessment in Palapag Northern Samar Philippines
Keywords:food production, food consumption, Non-Government Organizations, factory worker, construction, education, health, livestock
This study was conducted to assess the economic security of Palapag in terms of food production, food consumption, livelihood, income, and living conditions of the municipality of Palapag, Northern Samar, Philippines. Analyze the extent of disaster response provided by the government, Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), International Non-Government Organizations (INGO), and concerned groups and individuals to the affected population and how people cope with crises using their local assets or resources after the disaster. Families sometimes received food assistance (26 kg rice and canned goods) from the local government and other concerned NGOs & INGOs good for a few days. There were families who are members of Cash transfer (a government program) who receive cash grants to improve the health, nutrition, and education of children. This will also augment the expenses of the family for the food, health, and education of their children. The family copes with the food shortage of food by reducing the number of meals per day, replacing rice with root crops and vegetables. Borrowing of money from small sari-sari shops in supporting their household (HH). Taking children out of school and rather obliged or forced to help the family to earn income in the form of labor. Selling of productive assets like land or livestock in case of emergencies related to health, education, and death. Migration by both men and women to big cities for applying as domestic, construction, and factory worker.
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