Empowering Farmers in Fighting for Land and Water Rights
Cooperative Development Organisation
Implementing Partners and Organisations
Period of Implementation
Bilateral Aid: Sida/Civsam
Type of Activity
The project supports the struggles of rural communities in fighting for their land rights. Specifically, the project has been supporting: (a) the Dumagat people’s ’s right to their ancestral domain which is being threatened by the government plan to build a mega dam that will displace from and destroy the ecosystem of their ancestral land (b) the recovery of land and access to municipal waters grabbed by Marcos-crony, Cojuangco from Palawanen and Malbog people in Bugsuk Island, Palawan and the (c) the defense for land and water rights of small farmers and fishers’ versus the Semirara Coal Power Corporation in Caluya Island, Antique. There are other land rights cases in 10 other farming and fishing communities being supported by the project through its para-legal services. Being implemented by a confederation of family farmers and fishers organizations, the project actively advocates for members’ land rights, right to food, gender equality, and climate justice.