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Strengthening Farmers' Capacities to Address Gender Inequality

Cooperative Development Organisation

Implementing Partners and Organisations

Davao Federation of Integrated Services Cooperatives - DAFISCO

Period of Implementation

January 2018 - December 2022

Geographic scope

Asia-Pacific: Philippines


$ 262,500
€ 250 000


Bilateral Aid: Sida/Civsam


Agriculture & Fisheries, Rural Development

Type of Activity

Governance and Organizational Strengthening, Technical Assistance & Advisory

Project Objectives

The project aims to help small farmers in four provinces Southern Mindanao to work together so that they can improve the quality of their lives. The project's approach is to strengthen farmers organizations in becoming gender transformative cooperatives - promote integrated diversified organic farming system, provide marketing support and facilitate financial inclusion - and politically empower the FOs. The efforts of the individual FOs are being consolidated through federation structures: DACOFARM, which provides economic services to these individual FOs and DAFISCO (the project partner itself) which provides capacity building and technical assistance to these FOs. 

Impact on SDGs

SDG1 - No Poverty
SDG2 - Zero Hunger
SDG5 - Gender Equality

Local stakeholders

Groups of farmers

Key Tags

Food Security, Gender