Collaboration to Advance Agroecology for Rural Food Security and Agrarian Reform in the Philippines
Lead Organization: Sibol Ng Agham at Teknolohiya (SIBAT), Inc.
Partner Organizations: Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (MASIPAG) or Farmer-Scientist Partnership for Development, Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP)
Award: $95,000 over 24 months
The purpose of the collaborative is to combine the strengths of agroecology practitioners and advocates in the Philippines. The partners share a common farmer-led framework to fight rural hunger and promote food security – with agroecology as the effective and ecological means. The partnership promotes the leadership of small and marginalized farmers who advocate for agrarian rights and struggle to survive in resource-scarce conditions where poverty is high. The collaborative will coordinate initiatives and pool capabilities among three organizations to effectively establish agroecology in two regions, Central Luzon and Western Visayas. These experiences can serve as the basis of agroecology development in other parts of the country.