Sthrenghtened social enterprises led by family farmers and small scale entrepeneurs building local economies and promoting inclusive growth and gender equality, while adressing the impact of climate change, in Bicol region and Metro Manila and surounding provinces,
Agriculture and livestock - Agricultural co-operatives
Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes
Least developed country
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The Philippine programme seeks to substantially increase the income and wellbeing of family farmers (FF) and small-scale entrepreneurs (SSE), and within these the subsistence Family Farmers and small-Scale Entrepreneurs, women and youth, and other excluded groups. They are empowered to achieve their social, economic and political inclusion in the whole realm of the development process. Vehicle for the promotion and the sustainability of their development are their cooperatives and associations or Member-Based Organizations (MBOs) with a mission and culture of inclusive economic development. Nine (9) MBOs in Bicol region and in metropolitan Manila are provided with holistic capacity building to become more relevant, effective, representative, inclusive and sustainable. They are supported to work structurally and transform the organization towards equality in favor of the above target groups in the organization, enterprise, and ultimately in the household, the state and society; particularly in their access to economic resources and assets, and inclusion in economic value chains, responsibilities and decision taking, and social and climate risk protection services. The MBOs' social enterprises are strengthened to bring in economic and social equalizing measures that improve FF and SSE production and marketing efficiency, and market access, in general, and especially in the value chains of organic rice, abaca (manila hemp), dairy, pilinut, pineapple, coconut, citronella, fishery, home/community based industries and mass consumer goods. They provide secure and equal access to tailor-fit integrated business services; productive resources and inputs; technical knowledge; finance; market positioning and value addition, including services enhancing climate risk resilience and environmental sustainability. Lobby and advocacy are strengthened for the MBOs to become a voice reckoned with in inclusive economic and social development. Strategic partnerships are sought with multiple private and public stakeholders for sharing of knowledge, expertise, technology, resources, and business links.