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

On-going
  • Development of Aqua-based Business School (ABS) manual
  • Adaptation and translation of the FBS learning guide into ABS
  • Piloting of 10 ABS in ARMM
  • Monitoring and mentoring of pilot ABS
Completed
  • Scoping study
  • Stakeholder validation workshop
  • Piloting of gender checklist for action research
  • Training workshop on value chains and livelihoods
  • Training of Facilitators on Farmer Business Schools (FBS) approach in ARMM, Region 8, and CARAGA
  • FBS Cross-learning visit to the Philippines
  • Writeshop to translate FBS curriculum into ABS curriculum in Regions 5, Region 8, CARAGA, and ARMM
  • Business planning workshop in all project sites
  • Participation in IFAD Country Office follow-up and support mission to FishCORAL

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

On-going
  • Piloting of 6 Farmer Business Schools (FBS)
  • Adaptation of FBS curriculum and manual
  • Monitoring and mentoring of pilot FBS
Completed
  • Scoping study
  • Stakeholder validation workshop
  • Learning workshop on value chain and Farmer Business School (FBS) approach
  • Training of Facilitators on FBS approach
  • FBS Cross-learning visit to the Philippines
  • Piloting gender checklist for action research
  • Climate Smart Village (CSV) learning visit to Vietnam
  • Cross-learning visit to RTC production/processing and selected FBS in Region 8