Task Force on Food Security
- 14th Floor Main Building, QC Hall Complex
- 8988-4242 loc. 1207
About the Task Force
As part of the city’s economic recovery plan responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Quezon City Food Security Task Force (QC FSTF) was established through Executive Order 32 series of 2020, signed last May 2020. It aims to mitigate the impact of the disease through initiatives on food security and food self-sufficiency by Promoting Urban Agriculture, the Development of Agriculture Zones & Food Zones, and the overall improvement of food systems.
The task force is an inter-departmental initiative with programs focusing on food & input production (urban agriculture) and food trade & processing (food systems). Current projects include the distribution of seed starter kits, enhancing urban community farms & vegetable nurseries, development of food processing zones, and the implementation of a community soup kitchen among others. The city is also supported by the Department of Agriculture in its efforts through a MOA signed last April 2020.
The QC Sustainable Development Affairs Unit serves as the secretariat of the task force. To partner with the city in its food security efforts, you may contact us through the following:
Task Force Secretariat: Ian Agatep
Telephone: 8988-4242 loc. 1207
Hon. Josefina G. Belmonte
Task Force Chairperson
Emmanuel Hugh F. Velasco
Co-chairperson and Action Officer