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Consultant support to strengthening family farming in the Philippines

Consultant support to strengthening family farming in the Philippines

Full title of the project:

Consultant support to strengthening family farming through the implementation of the 'Purchase from Asia for Asians' through local procurement programmes

Target areas:

Philippines

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 82 000
23/06/2014-30/11/2015
Project code:
OSRO/PHI/408/BRA
Objective:

To provide technical support in assessing the capacities of stakeholders engaged in the local food purchase programme and community food hubs to strengthen the food procurement component of the Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (PAHP).

Key partners:

Department of Agriculture, Department of Agrarian Reform and Department of Social Welfare Development.

Beneficiaries reached:

Government agencies, day-care centres and farmers’ organizations engaged in PAHP pilot projects.

Activities implemented:
  • Conducted an assessment of the PAHP project, identifying major challenges to implementation and providing recommendations.
  • Provided technical advice on the operationalization of food procurement from smallholder farmers.
  • Facilitated the drafting of templates for numerous administrative documents for use in the operationalization of the PAHP project.
  • Developed an Excel-based monitoring and evaluation tool for use in beneficiary registration, planning of day-care centre feeding calendars and estimating of demand for different food items.
  • Supported the elaboration and validation of the PAHP project’s logical framework.
  • Participated in a national workshop on PAHP to share details of the Brazilian experience and provide key insight into local food purchases.
  • Assisted in the preparation of the first draft of a project proposal to scale up FAO's support to the PAHP project.
Impact:
  • Contributed to enhanced advisory services and improved operational design of the PAHP project.
  • Strengthened interaction and dialogue among partners involved in the project.
  • Helped to ensure the quality and homogeneity of data collected by implementing partners of the PAHP pilot project for planning and data systematization.
  • Following the consultant’s mission, the Government continued to support PAHP implementation, by providing business development and agri-extension services and business assets (farm machines and equipment) to smallholder farmers' organizations.
  • Project pilot areas are already producing and have sold food items to day-care centres, local markets, trading centres, government employees and smallholder farmers’ association members.