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AAIGA Component Profile

Agriculture, Agribusiness and Income Generating Activities

 Rationale:

  • Limited agricultural lands
  • Hence limited productivity, expansion areas and income
  • Endowed with agro-climatic conditions suitable for the production of crops for niche markets
  • sustainable farming practices which are de facto organic
  • Heirloom varieties
  • Preserved traditional skills (basketry, loom weaving)
  • With Agribusiness as a strategy, highland agriculture could be transformed into ventures that adequately respond to market opportunities
  • Included in this context is the improvement/ development of non-farming income generating activities to generate local employment.

OBJECTIVES:

  • To improve productivity of sustainable and ecologically friendly farming systems;
  • To promote agribusiness through improvement of value chains; and
  • Introduce or improve non-farm rural small enterprises as income generating activities to increase family income

4 SUBCOMPONENTS

  • Promotion of agribusiness and marketing
  • Agricultural support services
  • Microfinance and Income Generating Activities
  • Enterprise development

Project Goal: Improved Quality of Life

Project Purpose: Family Income Increased

 

AAIGA Component purpose/s:

  • Business of micro and small enterprises improved
  • Macro and small enterprises developed

Assumptions:

  • Safety nets against unfair competition are in place
  • There is a market demand for products from rurall enterprises
  • Raw materials are available

Description: output

MAJOR TARGETS

  • 10% increase in production of organically grown products
  • 5% increase yield/year starting year 3
  • 37 marketing groups strengthened/organized
  • 37 high potential rural-based enterprises identified
  • 13,600 farmers producing organically grown commodities in response to market demand
  • 170 micro and small enterprises identified and developed

APPROACHES/STRATEGIES

  • Participatory process in project identifcation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Focus is on Organic Agrgiculture/Sustainable farming
  • Beneficiaries are poor/landless farmers and micro-entrepreneurs
  • Women participation
  • Farmer's groups and LGU involvement for sustainability

Approach - Value Chain

Value Chain Process

  • LGU will facilitate the VC assessment workshop
  • NGO will document the proceedings of the workshop and integrate results into the PIP
  • The VC assessment workshop will be conducted during the PIP planning
  • Barangay profiles should be available during the VC workshop as source of information/data.

STEPS:

  • Prioritization of commodities
    • Initially, commodities listed in the barangay profile and validated during the barangay assemby will be prioritized through ranking.
    • Criteria for commodity ranking
      • Available raw materials/natural resources
      • Within the project framework (organic and sustainable farming)
      • Future potential (marketing, upscaling)
      • Potential for labor intensive technology
      • Potential for poverty alleviation
      • Extent of value adding potential (profitability/stability)
      • Low barrier to entry for the poor (low risk/low capital)
Description: aaiga2
  • Value chain analysis of the prioritized commodities
    • The first ranking commodity will be assessed through the following process:
      • Mapping the value chain
      • Mapping the core processes in the value chain
      • Identifying the main actors in the core processes
      • Identifying existing technology and knowledge
      • Costings (inputs and outputs based on existing practices)
      • Identification of knowledge gaps and problems
      • Identification of potential solutions/interventions

The analysis will be done through plenary using matrix 2

Description: matrix_2

3. Integration of VC assessment into the PIP using matrix 3

Description: matrix_3

3.1 Promotion of Agri-based enterprises

Output Indicator/global targets

3.1.1 Value Chain development

Group formation for value chain development

680 Groups (4/bgy)

Training for value chain support

170 trainings (1/bgy)

3.1.2 Conduct of Adaptive Research for Value Chain development

Conduct of on-farm trials

250 trials (1 trial/2 bgys)

3.1.3 Dissemination of technologies for value chain development

Conduct of FFS

274 FFS (1FFS/2bgys)

Conduct of techno demos

510 techno demo

Conduct of study visits within CAR

3,400 trainees

Conduct of study visit outside CAR

850 trainees

3.1.4 Facilitation of certification in Upland shifting cultivation systems

Output Indicator/global targets

Formation of organized groups

Conduct trainings on GMP for organic, green and safe food production

680 sessions (4/bgy if needed)

Preparation of group internal guarantee system

37 groups

Provision of standard logbooks for GMP practices

13,600 logbooks (for farmers groups opting to be certified organic)

Facilitation of organic barangays

37

Training of local inspectors

Training of farmers on organization and management

Training of farmers on simple book keeping and financial management

3.4 Assistance to micro and small rural enterprises

3.4.1 Processing products for value chain development

Organization of farmers groups for processing

340 groups (2/bgy)

Introduction of quality auditing cards

340 cards maintained

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activities After the PIP:

1. Organize farmers groups for value chain

        -Strengthen existing organizations willing to adapt the identified value chain

        -Organize if none

2. Conduct organizational meetings/trainings (PMES, leadership, book keeping, etc.)

3. Implement identified activities in the PIP and AAIGA WFP (FFS, Techno demo, AR, trainings, production and

    marketing support, etc.)

4. Organize/strengthen/provide technical assistance to farmers groups for livelihood and credit support

Last Updated on Monday, 15 November 2010 10:40