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Farmers Fighting Poverty through Value Chain Development in Mindanao

Cooperative Development Organisation

Implementing Partners and Organisations

Foundation for Agrarian Reform Cooperatives in Mindanao, Inc.

Period of Implementation

August 2021 - June 2024

Geographic scope

Asia-Pacific: Philippines


$ 420,000
€ 400 000


Bilateral Aid: Agricord


Agriculture & Fisheries

Type of Activity

Institutional Building and Policy Dialogue, Value Chains / Socioeconomic Circuits


The project will be implemented to increase income and to improve livelihood, food and nutrition security and safety of family farmers in Mindanao, southern part of the Philippines. Specifically it will cover: Davao Region (Davao City and the provinces of Davao del Sur, Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, Davao de Oro) and the province of Agusan del Sur in the Caraga Region. The project will sustain and expand the gains of the Farmers Fighting Poverty through Cacao, Coffee, Coconut, and Banana Enterprises (FFP thru 3CBEs) which has promoted cooperation in value chain development among farmers organizations engaged in cacao, coffee, coconut, and banana production. The main component of the project is the development and upscaling of agri-based enterprises from the production of inputs, to production of commodities, to processing and marketing of the commodities. For this period, the project will explore getting involved in the value chain systems of other commodities. The enterprise development components will be supported by the strengthening of the governance and management structures and systems of the participating farmers organizations and advocacy and lobbying of policies that support rights and interests of the farmers organizations.

Impact on SDGs

SDG2 - Zero Hunger
SDG8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Local stakeholders

Groups of farmers

Key Tags

Food Security