Locations

Philippines

Partner IFAD Investment Project: Fisheries, Coastal Resources and Livelihood Project (FishCORAL)

Goal: The 1098 coastal communities sustainably manage their fishery and coastal resources generating livelihood benefits for fishing households.

Objective: To contribute to a reduced incidence of poverty in the 1,098 coastal communities of the 11 target bays/gulf.

Target areas:  11 bays/gulfs in the Region 5 in Luzon; Region 8 in Visayas;  Region 13 and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao located in 14 provinces with 103 municipalities or cities, with 1,098 coastal villages.

Target beneficiaries:  188,130 poor households living in coastal areas

Components:

  • Coastal Resource Management (CRM)
  • Livelihood Development
  • Project Management and Coordination

Implementing agency:  Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) of  the Department of Agriculture

Duration: 2016-2020

FoodSTART+ main collaborative activities

Completed:

  • Scoping study;
  • Stakeholder validation workshop;
  • Piloting of gender checklist for action research;
  • Training workshop on value chains and livelihoods;
  • Training of Facilitators in Farmer Business School (TOF-FBS);
  • Participation in follow up and support mission to FishCORAL;
  • Business planning workshops.

On-going:

  • Piloting Farmer Business Schools (FBS).

Partner IFAD Investment Project: Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management Project (INREMP)

Goal:  To address unsustainable watershed management in four priority river basins in Chico River Basin in the Cordillera Administrative Region, Northern Luzon; Wahig–Inabanga River Basin in Bohol; Lake Lanao Basin in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao; and Upper Bukidnon River Basin in Bukidnon, Northern Mindanao.

Objective: To reduce and reverse the watershed degradation, and to provide incentives to LGUs.

Target areas: 23 watersheds in 9 provinces comprising over 113 million hectares.

Target beneficiaries: 220,000 people, majority from vulnerable and marginalized sectors with particular focus on indigenous peoples and resource-poor communities.

Components:

  • River basin and watershed management investment planning
  • Smallholder and institutional investments
  • Capacity building
  • Project management and support services

Implementing agency: Department of Environment and  Natural Resources (DENR)

Duration: 2013-2020

FoodSTART+ main collaborative activities

Completed:

  • Scoping study;
  • Stakeholder validation workshop;
  • Piloting of gender checklist for action research;
  • Learning workshop on value chain and Farmer Business School (FBS) approach;
  • Training of Facilitators in Farmer Business School (TOF-FBS);
  • Climate Smart Village (CSV) learning visit to Vietnam;
  • Cross-farm visit to RTC production/processing and selected FBSs in Region 8.

On-going:

  • Piloting Farmer Business Schools (FBS).