How COVID-19 Impacted the Philippines’ Food Supply Chain

As a part of the CCI-Hub’s on-going video series, today we are taking a closer look at how the country has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic — especially with respect to the cold chain industry and the overall food supply chain.

We hope that this video can serve as a useful resource for further discussion as we plan to speak more in-depth about the subject with experts in the field over the next few weeks.

As always, we look forward to hearing any feedback, comments or questions you may have, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us directly.

List of Sources

DateTypeDescription/Headline
June 11, 2020FacebookMunicipality of La Trinidad, Province of Benguet, Executive Order No. 39, 3 day lockdown of vegetable trading post
June 10, 2020FacebookLa Trinidad, Benguet records 15th COVID-19 case
June 10, 2020ArticlePoultry stakeholders slam limit in production
June 6, 2020ArticleP5.8 billion worth of products sold through DA’s Kadiwa program
June 6, 2020ArticleKorean technology boosts Benguet farmers’ productivity
June 5, 2020ArticleDA-Cordillera okays P75-M veggie processing plant
June 4, 2020ArticleTomato glut forces farmers to dump produce at Vizcaya, Ifugao roadsides
June 4, 2020ArticleGovernment tightens requirements for meat imports
June 2, 2020ArticleBenguet farmers adopt Japan’s safe vegetable production technology
June 1, 2020ArticlePPP projects vital to Covid response were shelved
May 31, 2020ArticleCold storage facilities now at 97% capacity; new projects still in progress – CCAP
May 30, 2020ArticleMetro Manila under GCQ starting June 1 – Duterte
May 29, 2020ArticleBigger budget for infrastructure, health sectors eyed
May 26, 2020ArticleIkhlas sitting on dry powder of more than US$175 mil
May 26, 2020Article4 structural reforms key in post-COVID economy
May 21, 2020WebinarFood Supply Chain in COVID-19 Challenges and Opportunities
May 20, 2020ArticleSec. Chua’s plan for recovery
May 18, 2020ArticleFood producers face new problems after lockdowns
May 15, 2020Article’Balik Probinsya’ to address lack of opportunities in countryside
May 15, 2020ArticleThis entrepreneur is helping farmers get food to consumers during lockdown
May 14, 2020ArticleIkhlas Capital invests US$18mil in cold chain logistics firm in the Philippines
May 14, 2020WebinarDigital Conversations Series | “Food Security in the Philippines in the Time of CoViD-19”
May 13, 2020ArticleDA proposes P66-B stimulus plan for agri sector
May 13, 2020ArticleDA aids 1.5K Cordillera farmers amid Covid-19 crisis
May 13, 2020ArticleTruckloads of tomatoes, bell peppers dumped anew because of limited transport schedule
May 12, 2020FacebookIfugao Highland Farmers’ Forum – Basura na naman ang kamatis!
May 12, 2020ArticleLocal raisers want poultry imports halted
May 12, 2020ArticleDOF: Gov’t should accelerate ‘Build’ program, food production to revive PH economy
May 10, 2020YoutubeCherrie Atilano (C-9 Series) | Part 3: Re-Imagining Farming after COVID-19
May 10, 2020Youtube‘AGREA’ launches ‘Move Food’ initiative to help farmers amid Covid-19 lockdown | ANC
May 9, 2020ArticleORCA Cold Chain brings automation to COVID-19 hit PH supply chain industry
May 8, 2020Article30 METRO MANILA RESTAURANTS SELLING READY-TO-COOK FOOD PACKS
May 6, 2020ArticleDOTr donates refrigerated container vans for cold storage of agri-fishery products
May 1, 2020ArticleCoronavirus lockdown pushes farmers, fisherfolk into deeper poverty
May 1, 2020ArticleDepartment of Agriculture implementing new tech to aid in food security
April 25, 2020ArticleWith lockdowns in place, small restaurants worry about staying afloat
April 18, 2020ArticleCold stores nearly full, operators flag logistics problems post-ECQ
April 13, 2020ArticleMore than 12,000 farmers, consumers benefit from ‘Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita’
April 10, 2020YoutubePhilippines virus lockdown affects supply, sale of crops, Al Jazeera
April 6, 2020YoutubePalengke online: PH Agriculture Dept., Quezon City launch online mobile market | ANC
April 6, 2020ArticleFilipino tech experts, DOST partner for rapid COVID-19 checkpoint verification
April 6, 2020ArticleFarmers trash spoiled vegetables while poor go hungry
April 3, 2020ArticleDA taps private sector, employs tech solution to expand Kadiwa
April 3, 2020ArticleJoint Administrative Order (JAO) No. 20-01 fast tracks release of cargoes to address port congestion
April 2, 2020YoutubePort congestion due to COVID-19 ‘abnormality,’ trucker group says | ANC
April 2, 2020ArticleCoronavirus: in the Philippines, cargo containers packed with food pile up in ports amid lockdown
April 1, 2020ArticleThis initiative will help local farmers to sell their produce straight to buyers
March 31, 2020Youtube24 Oras: La Trinidad lockdown temporarily halts vegetable shipments
March 27, 2020FacebookRapidpassph page created on facebook
March 27, 2020ArticleFeature: How COVID-19 could impact food security
March 26, 2020YoutubeDA launches Kadiwa on Wheels
March 26, 2020ArticleFarmers barred from farms amid quarantine: ‘They are frontliners, too’
March 26, 2020ArticleIATF-EID approves DA’s protocol to ease transport of food products to MM, other urban areas nationwide
March 25, 2020ArticleCordillera farmers throw away veggies due to lack of buyers amid COVID-19 quarantine
March 25, 2020ArticleNational government allows all farming and fishing activities amid COVID-19 threat
March 25, 2020ArticleDA to set in motion ALPAS COVID-19 to ease the threat of hunger
March 24, 2020ArticleLa Trinidad partially closes trading post
March 23, 2020Article’There is food for everyone’ – manufacturers
March 21, 2020Article‘Irrational checkpoints’ threat to Bicol food stock
March 21, 2020ArticleWorried meat processors ‘have a beef’ with checkpoint enforcers
March 18, 2020ArticleDA sets rules for easier entry of food items and farm inputs in quarantine area
March 18, 2020ArticleDA issues protocols for unhampered transit of food items during Luzon-wide quarantine
InfographicDepartment of Agriculture – Philippines
March 18, 2020FacebookDepartment of Agriculture – Philippines
March 17, 2020ArticleCoronavirus: Philippines quarantines island of 57 million people
March 17, 2020Youtube‘Enhanced Community Quarantine’ takes effect in Luzon
March 16, 2020YoutubePresident Duterte declares enhanced community quarantine over entire Luzon to contain COVID-19
March 16, 2020ArticleDuterte orders Luzon-wide ‘enhanced community quarantine’
March 16, 2020ArticleGUIDELINES: Luzon ‘enhanced community quarantine’
March 15, 2020ArticleRestaurants stay strong amid COVID-19
March 10, 2020ArticleHouse OKs 100% foreign ownership in power, transport and communications
March 6, 2020ArticleCoronavirus: Philippines reports first case of local infection, officials downplay fears of community spread
March 1, 2020ArticleDA calls for more cold storage facilities
February 26, 2020ArticleDA chief plans to revive Food Terminal functions
February 26, 2020ArticleANI gets $100-M loan for expansion
February 7, 2020ArticleAgri trader expands into logistics business
February 5, 2020ArticleNavotas Fish Port makeover elevates Philippine fishing industry

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