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Agroecology for Sustainable Community Economic Development in the Philippines (ACED Philippines)

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Country/Territory Philippines
AbbreviationACED Philippines
Websitewww.mallingkawaz.ph
Phone +09185599814
Contact Geonathan Barro (National Coordinator)
Description

Agroecology for Sustainable Community Economic Development in the Philippines (ACED Philippines), Inc. is a national network of organized organic farmers whose main goal is to develop sustainable livelihoods among the poor farming communities.

It is registered with Securities and Exchange Commission – Davao Extension Office as a non-stock, non-profit organization with Registration No. 2021050014161-56.

Vision: A sustainable society of empowered farmers.

Mission: To build resilient and sustainable economies among poor farmers.

Goals
We strive to develop sustainable livelihoods among poor farmers, mainstream the adoption of agroecology, empower women and young people, strengthen farmers’ organizations (POs), establish social enterprises, partner with like-minded organizations, and significantly reduce poverty and the impacts of climate change.

Values
• Voluntarism
• Genuine service
• Accountability and transparency
• Openness to new ideas
• Respect of Gender, Cultures, Ethnicities, and Religion
• Bayanihan Spirit
• People and Ecology Before Profit
• Farmer to farmer sharing of knowledge and innovations
• Seed is life and meant to be shared for the common good

Program 1: Social Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED)
Components
1.1. Product processing
1.2. Post-harvest facilities and handling
1.3. Marketing and promotions
1.4. Consumers’ education
1.5. Partnerships and linkaging (accessing of government and private programs)

Program 2: Upholding Farmers’ Rights (UPRIGHT)
Components
2.1. Advocacy on farmers’ rights to food and to seed
2.2. Publications and information dissemination
2.3. Alliances and partnership-building
2.4. International solidarity

Program 3: Rapid Education on Agroecology for Farm Productivity (REAP)
Components
3.1. Training on Agroecology
3.2. Specialized trainings such as livestock management, farm inputs, feeds formulation, rice breeding, corn breeding, vegetables, and root crops
3.3. Establishment and maintenance of seed banks/farmer learning centers
3.4. Documentation and popularization of farmers’ innovations

Program 4: Gender Responsiveness and Organizing of Youth and Women (GROW)
Components
4.1. Formation of Young Farmers’ Organizations
4.2. Formation and support to women
4.3. Training on Gender for Women and Men

Program 5: Effecting Network Improvements and Balanced Leadership (ENABLE)
Components
5.1. PO organizing, strengthening, meetings, planning and assessment
5.2. Provincial meetings, planning and assessment
5.3. Regional meetings, planning and assessment
5.4. Regional assembly and election
5.5. General assembly
5.6. Training on network governance
5.7. Development of farmer-leaders


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