PAKISAMA is a 34 year- old
national confederation of
currently 75 family farmer
organizations, with 74,000
member family farmers in 36
An ASEAN Rural Leadership
Awardee (2015) and a 2015
global ILC award finalist,
PAKISAMA has successfully
pushed for legislations related
to agrarian reform and
Inspired by the 2014 UN
Declaration of International
Year of Family Farming (IYFF),
it helped organize the annual
conference (KLMPE), the
agriculture and rural
development knowledge and
policy platform (ARDKPP),
and the Philippine Family
Responding to COVID19 pandemic, it has started a farmers market linking an all-women cooperative of an indigenous community (K-Gat) to end consumers.
PAKISAMA since the 1980s has been promoting and building members capacity on integrated, diversified, organic farming system (IDOFS).
Included among PAKISAMA members is the number one organic rice producer in the country and a leader in mangrove reforestation and coastal resource management.
PAKISAMA has a budget of 389,849 USD for 2020, sourced from eight grant projects, 70% of which comes from two EU-supported projects focused on building the capacity of 30 member agri-cooperatives to provide full value chain services to individual family farmers including agro-biodiversity extension services while engaging government in policy dialogues.
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PAKISAMA is a 34-year-old national movement and confederation of small farmer, fisher, indigenous people, rural women and youth organizations dedicated to building empowered, prosperous, and caring family farmers and resilient rural communities by ensuring their asset ownership and control, productivity and resiliency, product values addition and enhanced market power and meaningful participation in policy spaces and in public programs.
With 30 partner donors and technical public
and private agri-agencies at local, national,
regional and international levels, and 30 full
time staff and volunteers in one national
and three regional offices, we are working
to achieve the following:
Established immediately after the 1986
People Power Revolution with the
assistance of PhilDHRRA network, it
coordinated several successful national
policy advocacy campaigns in asset reforms
and produced a number of successful
models in agri-cooperatives, sustainable
agriculture, and farm rehabilitation.
Up-scaling farm business models to reach by 2022 some 150 member organizations (from current 54) and 150,000 individual family farmers (from current 30,000) in 81
provinces (from current 30)
Build an inclusive national federation of agri-cooperatives and stronger and meaningful partnerships with other national family farmer organizations, civil society organizations, media, academe, churches, government and inter-governmental organizations to help deliver better and broader organizational development, agri-extension, business development, and financing services to members; and
Help pass 15 new laws and improve public programs that will impact the lives of 12 million people in the agri-fishery-forestry sector in the country.