A network of gender focals from IFAD-Assisted projects, cso, implementing agencies in the Philippines created mainly to provide a forum where gender focal persons (GFPs) to discuss and analyze gender issues and formulate recommendations;
• create a venue for gender sharing among peers and learning from gender experts and resource persons, listen to rural voices from the field to learn from their experiences and establish a support network group on gender to help each other in mainstreaming gender equality in IFAD-assisted projects.
Targeting the Ultra-Poor (TUP) project was first piloted in Bamyan province supporting 400 female headed households struggling with abject poverty. the project was then replicated to Badakhshan province doubling the number of beneficiaries. Both the pilots were funded by IFAD. successful implementation of the pilot TUP projects attracted donors attention and led to scale up of the project in six other provinces covering 7500 ultra-poor households funded by World Bank and one province targeting 1725 households funded by Italians Development Cooperation Office.
More than 360 participants from IFAD, FAO, DAR, DA, DSWD and their Philippine network partners composed of the national government and line agencies, local government units, congress, financial and donor agencies, private/business sector, academe, media, CSO and PO delegates attended the “IYFF Knowledge and Learning Market-Policy Engagement” from 24-25 November 2014 held at 2nd Floor DA-BSWM Convention Center in Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines.
On it's 8the year, Knowledge and Learning Market was held as pre-activity to the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) Global Closing held in Manila, Philippines on 27 November 2014.
This short documentary shows how the remote Island of Abaiang in Kiribati is moving towards being a fully organic island. It shows how villagers value age old traditional farming practices that have been handed down from one generation to the next and how these very practices combined with community driven and participatory organic certification can lead to niche market opportunities. This project is supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development(IFAD), Secretariat of the Pacific Community and the Pacific Organic and Ethical Trade Community (POETCom)
Cicia Island in Fiji’s Lau Group is one of the first fully organic islands in the Pacific. This short film documents the start of development of an organic participatory guarantee system which will assist local farmers provide the guarantee that consumers want that what they buy is truly organic. The film also shows how the whole community has embraced the concept to secure the future of the island – its environment, people and livelihoods. This project is supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development(IFAD), Secretariat of the Pacific Community and the Pacific Organic and Ethical Trade Community (POETCom).