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Food Waste

Requested from DA by Kayla Ong at 09:29 PM on Sep 20, 2019.
Purpose: Academic research for undergraduate thesis
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2000 - 09/20/2019
Tracking no: #DA-666404013900

Kayla 09:29 PM, Sep 20, 2019

Hi! I would like to request information regarding the following:

1) Sources of food waste and surplus in Metro Manila

2) Amount of food waste that goes to landfill in Metro Manila

3) Amount of food surplus produced by food manufacturers, retailers, establishments in Metro Manila

4) Any data regarding what happens to agricultural surplus (ie. of fruits, vegetables, etc.)

Thank you!
September 23, 2019

Dear Kayla,


Thank you for your request dated Sep 20, 2019 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for Food Waste.

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance this Office does not have the information you have requested. However, you may wish to contact Food and Nutrition Research Institute at 837-2071 to 81 loc 2284, 2286 or Fax: 

Please see attached links of related articles for your research:

Food Security Status of Filipino Households:
Food and Agriculture Organization Profile in Philippines:
FAO Selected Food Indicator in the Philippines:

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Thank you.

Kristel Merle
FOI Officer

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