Food Security Partnership Program in the Philippines

Following a strategic planning process that started in 2010, the Episcopal Church of the Philippines (ECP), and their community development arm, the Episcopal-CARE Foundation, have adopted an asset-based community development (ABCD) approach for their programming. The approach identifies the assets and resources of communities and considers these the building blocks of development. Any community desiring to partner with E-CARE must now undergo the ABCD process, and they will continue to accompany communities on this approach in 2016. Additionally, during 2016, E-CARE will work with several communities to implement the plans they came up with through ABCD processes last year. Along with this, E-CARE is working through their Receivers-to-Givers (R2G) policy, in which community groups give-back the development capital loaned to them, so that the funds can be passed on to another community. Working in each community, E-CARE also promotes natural farming techniques, in order to alleviate negative health and environmental effects from chemical use, allow producers to reach new organic markets, and increase resilience of productive to a changing climate. During this year, E-CARE will also be continuing to strengthen the capacity of the Foundation, as well as build on opportunities to market and sell products made in the communities they work with.

Activities

To provide 50 households access to credit for the capitalization of production, Training of 10 members of each association on management and strategic planning, Provision of averation PhP 50,000 to each household as agricultural support, To build capital of both farmer Associations with contribution from members and project, Provide 56 farmers with continuous supply of natural feeds,2 demonstration pig-pens affirming the natural way of raising livestock, At least 10 persons visit the demonstration pens and adopt the technology annually. An additional 10 households or persons shift to Natural Livestock Production from Conventional Hog Raising every year., Provision of other support services: credit facility, monitoring, mentoring, etc. to participating households, Loans are provided to NFS practitioners so that the number of hogs raised under the NFS double, Open two store outlets and sell organic meats 3 times a week., Establish centers for butchery, sales and meat processing, Develop 70 supply agreements with local organic livestock producers, Train 41 persons on organic practices in butchery and meat processing,2-month training of at least 12 persons on basic carpentry and formation of a crew, Establish E-CARE Builders Organization, Create opportunities for construction and carpentry services,12 crew members oriented and trained on environmentally friendly designs and techniques which are employed in all contracts, Implement Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) in eight new communities: a)Bagnen Oriente, Bauko, Mountain Province; b)Cabarun, Maddela, Quirino Province; c) Can-eo, Bontoc, Mountain Province; d) Digumased, Dinapique, Isabela Province; e) Maligligay, Adams, Illocos Norte Province; f) Purok 6, Sen. Ninoy Aquino, Sultan Kudarat Province; g) Spring Site, North Upi, Maguindanao Province; h) Tagpaya, Kibungan, Benguet Province, Contribution towards the management costs of ECARE, including salaries, benefits and administrative expenses

Cross-cutting issues

Institution Strengthening

Locations

  • Philippines

Sectors

  • Agriculture
  • Economic Recovery and Development
  • Environment
  • Capacity Strengthening for CSOs (general)

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