SRIA Presentation (SEAC- AFA LVC)

Report
MEDIUM TERM
COOPERATION PROJECT
Phase 2-South East Asia
Progress Report
FOs engaged in MTCP2: South East Asia+China
Countries
Total Number of
FOs engaged in
MTCP2 Platform
Remarks
Estimated total individual
farmer members
1. Cambodia
30 FOs
116 villages;
10,447 HH
5,523 Farmers
2. Indonesia
12 FOs
National FOs
Around 3 million farmers
3. Philippines
10 FOs
National FOs
322,000 farmers
4. Vietnam
15 Provincial FU
Out of 63
Farmers’ Provincial
Union
2,427,000 farmers
5. Myanmar
7 FOs
7 Farmers’ Union
3,000 farmers
6. Laos
17 FOs
Village and district
level
31,965 farmer
7. China
150 FC
Prov’l
Cooperatives
11,000
Total
22 National FO, 22 Provincial Farmer
Union, 150 Farmer Cooperatives
5,800,488 farmers
MTCP2 New-FO Led Countries (Myanmar & Laos)
Components
Major Activities
Strengthening of FO and
their Network
FO Profiling of member organization
Legal Registration
Organizational Development
- Strengthening of governance structure
- Staffing / human resource development (hiring of coordinator)
Trainings
- Leadership and organizational training, cooperative training
- Para-legal training on land issues
- Disaster preparedness
- Production and marketing trainings e.g. seedbank ,
FO’s participation in
Policy Processes
Farmers’ Forum / FO agenda building
Dialogue / Networking with other sectors e.g. rice milling
Case studies for Policy Advocacy
FO’s engagement in
Dialogue with IFAD/ Partnership with IFAD (Radio program for Myanmar
Agricultural Development SWGAB (Laos) / SWGARRD (Myanmar)
Program
MTCP2 FO Led Countries (Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam)
Components
Major Activities
Strengthening of FO and
their Network
Updating of FO profile
Strategic Planning
Intensify Trainings
- Project Management Cycle
- Organic production
- Marketing / Social enterprise management
- Policy Advocacy technology
- Social Enterprise / Value Chain
FO’s participation in
Policy Processes
Sustained Advocacy related to Key Policy agenda / Researches
- Cambodia: Cooperative Law
- Myanmar and Laos: Land Law
- Vietnam: monitoring of new land law
- Philippine: Social enterprise model
 Institutionalized consultation process/mechanism
accreditation/ participation in existing consultation processes/ mechanism
Advocacy/ promotion of setting-up institutionalized FO consultation
process/mechanism
- Indonesia : The Law of Food, the Law of Protection and Empowerment Farmers and
The Law of Coastl and Small Island
FO’s engagement in
Agricultural Development
Program
Partnership with IFAD country program
- Review of partnership agreement (vietnam)
- Dialogue for actual project engagement (Phil and Indonesia)
Priority Technical Assistance Needed
Cambodia
•
M&E training to farmers leaders
•
Strategic plan development
•
Business plan development
•
Organizational management training
•
Marketing training
•
Pre and post harvest training
•
Financial Management
•
Product processing
Myanmar
•
Land reform policy. How to take back land confiscated during dictatorship era.
•
Organic farm techniques and soil treatment.
•
Cooperatives and self reliance programs.
•
Production
Indonesia
•
Access to FAO trainings
Philippines
•
Lobbying and policy advocacy techniques and strategies
•
Technical, legal and other evaluation of proposed laws, rules and programs of
government
Vietnam
•
Reference materials
•
Networking with other FOs Donors
Laos
•
Capacity building in management and financial management
Progress Report of MTCP South East Asia ( Jan- Jun 2014)
Country
Exceutifve Summary
Laos
Lao Farmer Network is a newly established network of farmer organizations (17 organizations)
covering 10 provinces in Laos with a total members over 6,600 farmers. The network is formed in
order to support poverty eradication and livelihood development of the members through improved
access to credits and external supports, technical and information exchanges, market
development and shares of available resources.
Since the establishing in January 2014 with supports of the Laos Extension for Agriculture Project,
the network was granted as the National Implementing Agency (NIA) of the MTCPII. The NIA is
completed farmers which includes 5 representatives of the Lao Farmer Network. ACBPC is
assigned by the network to act on behalf as the legal entity for contract signing,, banking and
financial management.
Since January 2014, the key progress of the project included
 Set up and successfully organized the 1st Steering Committee Meeting which included
farmer representatives, government organizations and civil society organizations
 Participated the SRSC in Manila
 Adapted and
 Successfully participated multi-stakeholders national level events such as the Sector
Working Group on Agriculture and Rural Development, Sub-sector Working Group on Agribusiness and Farmers, National Conference on Contract Farming. The LFN was able to
present their concerns as well as lobby for supports to the network
Progress Report of MTCP South East Asia ( Jan- Jun 2014)
Country
Exceutifve Summary
Laos
 The
network able to completed their by-laws and management regulation
 The network organized a technical exchange on sustainable agriculture involving more than
60 farmers across the country
 A formal introduction workshop about the Lao Farmer Network was successfully organized
recently in first week of June. More people and organizations knew about the network and an
opportunity for cooperation is increasing. For example: SDC, IFAD, Helvetas and WFP have
expressed their commitment to continue support the network
 A website for the network is registered: www.laofarmers.net and a logo was finalized
Progress Report of MTCP South East Asia ( Jan- Jun 2014)
Country
Exceutifve Summary
Philipine
• The Philippine Farmers Forum Steering
Committee conducting its Strategic Planning
Mayor Issue
Climate change, together with disaster risk management, has been identified as a major and urgent concern given
Workshop
Laguna
on
December
27-30,
the successive
calamities whichin
affected
many areas and
farmers
last year. Following an
initial dialogue with a
climate change expert, the Steering Committee agreed to embark on an information drive targeting national media
2013.
to make
farmers aware of the risks from, and adaptation and mitigation strategies for, climate change and at the
Activities during the first four months of the project focused on setting up the program management
system, updating the profiles of participating farmer organizations and the strategic plan of the Philippine
Farmers Forum, conducting Steering Committee meetings, and initiating advocacy activities.
same time engage policy makers in dialogues on how to properly and effectively assist farmers in addressing
climate change.
The Philippine Farmers Forum Steering Committee conducting its Strategic
Planning Workshop in Laguna on December 27-30, 2013.
Progress Report of MTCP South East Asia ( Jan- Jun 2014)
Country
Exceutifve Summary
Philipine
Activities
 profiling ongoing, about 70% complete
 strategic planning held on 27-30 December 2013 with 9 SC members (8 male, 1 female) plus
facilitator
 finalization of annual workplan and budget
 participation of SC members in MTCP Sub-Regional Workshop held in Manila on 11-12 February 2014
 4 SC meetings held so far (Nov 9 and 29 in 2013, Jan 31 and Feb 12 in 2014)
 participation of SC Chairman Boy Antonio in Second Coconut Farmers National Consultation on
Jan 29, 2014 and ANGOC Asian People Land Rights Tribunal o 16-17 Jan 2014
 participation of RupertoAleroza in dialogue on the National Land Use Act at the House of
Representatives on 13 January 2014 and in the ANGOC Asian people’s Land Rights Tribunal
 participation of SC members in DA meetings on the design and implementation of relief and
rehabilitation programs for calamity victims
 Canvass of venue and networking with possible resource person from Feb 15-28
 Hiring of project staff
 Designation of NIA
Progress Report of MTCP South East Asia ( Jan- Jun 2014)
Country
Exceutifve Summary
Vietnam
The Medium Term Cooperation Program of IFAD with farmer organizations (FOs) in Asia
and the Pacific including Vietnam Farmer’s Union 2013 – 2017 (MTCP 2) started its
activities in December 2013.
The overall goal of the MTCP 2 is to contribute to the poverty alleviation in Asia and the
Pacific Region through strengthened capacities of the rural poor and their organizations that
leads to improved livelihoods and positive socio-economic impacts in the rural development.
Its objective is to strengthen the farmers’ organizations in Asia and the Pacific Region in
their capacities of engaging active policy consultations related to the rural smallholders’
interests at national, sub-regional and regional levels, and to provide improved and inclusive
services to the rural poor.
A major program will be conducted under the series of activities, namely: 1)Strengthening
FOs and their networks, 2)Farmers and fishers participation in National Policy making
Processes, 3)Involvement FOs in IFAD Country Programs, and 4)Management and
coordination activities convening the overall program.
Progress Report of MTCP South East Asia ( Jan- Jun 2014)
Country
Exceutifve Summary
Vietnam
Activities
 .Conducting MTCP 1 National Advisory Committee (NAC) consultation on the NIA of the MTCP 2,
members of MTCP 2 NAC, FOs participating in the MTCP 2.
 Processing all necessary procedures to start – up of the MTCP 2: discussing, agreeing, signing LOA
with SRIA; setting up NIA; replacing retired members and enrolling new members of NAC.
 Preparing and finalizing the work plan and budget 2014.
 Organizing a meeting with IFAD country Director and his staffs to renew the cooperation between
VNFU and IFAD; prepare for the start –up workshop and the meeting between VNFU, IFAD and FAO.
 Organizing the first MTCP 2 NAC meeting to introduce MTCP 2, pass through the work plan and
budget 2014, plan of the start-up workshop; discuss the coordination among NAC members.
 Preparing and organizing the start – up workshop of the MTCP 2 to introduce about the results of
MTCP1, objectives, activities and outputs of the MTCP2; to carry out activities related to activity 1.1.2.
Partnership and networking capacity; 1.1.3. Institutional positioning; 1.2.3. Value chain and market
linkage; 2.1.3. Research and studies; 3.1.1. Review on collaboration opportunities.
 Organizing a meeting between IFAD, VNFU, FAO to review the cooperation in the MTCP 1, VNFU’s
participation in IFAD country program and VNFU’s proposal to FAO; discuss areas for further
cooperation and enhancing VNFU’s participation in the IFAD country program and cooperation with
FAO.
Progress Report of MTCP South East Asia ( Jan- Jun 2014)
Country
Exceutifve Summary
Vietnam
Activities:
 Reviewing VNFU’s proposals for FAO’s support; Involving Mr. Jong-Ha Bae, FAO Representative in
the start-up workshop.
 Preparing and conducting the profiling of VNFU and 15 provincial FOs participating in the MTCP
2.
 Preparing and conducting the SWOT analysis of VNFU and 15 provincial FOs participating in the
MTCP 2.
 Preparing with Thanh Hoa provincial FU to plan a training course on improving knowledge of
market and developing trade marks for agro-products: 50 participants are leaders of farmers’ groups,
grass-roots FU staffs, farmers.
 Preparing with Bac Giang provincial FU to plan a training course on building capacity in using right
tools to support collective economic developments: 40 participants are leaders of farmers’ groups,
grass-roots FU staffs
 Preparing with Thanh Hoa Giang provincial FU to plan a consultation workshop on promoting nonrefundable aid mobilization for Thanh Hoa FU. 15 – 20 participants are leaders of VNFU, Thanh Hoa
FU, provincial relevant departments.
 Preparing with Bac Giang provincial FU to plan a consultation workshop on promoting nonrefundable aid mobilization for Bac Giang FU. 15 – 20 participants are leaders of VNFU, Bac Giang
FU, provincial relevant departments
Progress Report of MTCP South East Asia ( Jan- Jun 2014)
Country
Exceutifve Summary
Indonesia
The MTCP phase-2 in Indonesia finally has started its implementation in late december 2013. It has been
designated that WAMTI (Indonesian Farmer and Fisher Society Organization) as the National Implementing Agent
(NIA) of two years 2014-2015 implementation program in coordination with National Steering Committee
members.
A major program will be conducted under the series of activities, namely: 1)Strengthening FOs and their networks,
2)Farmers and fishers participation in National Policy making Processes, 3)Involvement FOs in IFAD Country
Programs, and 4)Management and coordination activities convening the overall program.
To support the FOs Institutional Strengthening in Indonesia, Profiling Organization has been started since February
week 4th
It is conducted to the existing FO’s involved in the National Platform (2010-2012) and the opportunity to extend to
a wider organizations considering social inclusiveness in which consist of : 10 farmer organizations, 2 mix farmer
and fisher organizations, 3 fisher Organizations, 2 Women Farmer Organizations, 1 Young Farmer Organization. In
the context of Indonesia, National Platform is not limited to the National FOs but open the opportunity to the
potential local organizations.
Progress Report of MTCP South East Asia ( Jan- Jun 2014)
Country
Exceutifve Summary
Indonesia
The leverage of the 2014 MTCP implementation program shall initiate a scalling up process from the National
Farmers Consultation Forum in the past (2010-2012) to become The Indonesia Farmer and Fisher National Forum,
in which facilitate the major activities, namely : ( 1) National Farmers and Fishers Consultation Forum; (2) Farmers
and Fishers Dialogue with Government’s key actors
; (3) Facilitating strategic networking and coordination
The Policy dialogs and trained were Implemented , and covering three aspects:
1) Organizational Strengthening ( Leadership, f,ormation cadre)
2) Advocacy - ( The Law of Food, the Law of Preotection and Empowerment of Farmers), climate Change
3) Value Chain ( Coffee and rice marketeing)
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