Agribusiness

Learning alliance approaches to scaling out vegetable value chains in the southern Philippines

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Fruit in the Philippines
Project code
AGB/2017/039
Program
Budget
AUD 257,000
Research program manager
Mr Howard Hall
Project leader
Dr Gomathy Palaniappan, The University of Queensland
Duration:
JUL 2018
DEC 2021
Project status
Concluded
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Overview

This project aimed to understand how farmer associations in the southern Philippines can be transformed to self directed learning entities through developing social and human capitals.

Additionally, the project examined capabilities and assets required to support value chains, and improvement in community well-being and women’s contribution.

Philippines has a predominantly rural society with more than 80 percent of the population relying on agriculture for their livelihoods. Agriculture is the primary source of income for rural communities, most of whom depend on subsistence farming and fishing for their livelihoods.

Project outcomes

  • Understood capacity of farmer associations through livelihoods framework with an emphasis on social and human capitals.
  • Developed capabilities and assets of five communities to support vegetable value chain development.
  • Improved community well-being from vegetable value chain development through learning alliances with private sector, grower groups, community, government and research stakeholders.
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Map of the Philippines
Key partners
Visayas State University, Philippines
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