Farmers Alliances for Resource-Strengthening and Marketing (FARM) project was launched in the province of Sultan Kudarat on August 31, 2012 held at SP Session Hall, Provincial Capitol Building, Isulan, Sultan Kudarat.
Farm is a collaboration project of catholic relief services, Kadtuntaya Foundation, Pasali Foundation and the Provincial Government of Sultan Kudarat. It aims to increase farmer’s yields with a focus on rice as a farm staple and high value crops such as coffee, cacao and vegetable where there is high domestic demand.
Through this project, the farmers’ strategies on agroentreprise will be develop and strengthen thus this will boost farmers’ collective bargaining power and their ability to sell directly to institutional buyers, leading to increased income.
Among the stakeholders of the projects are municipality of Bagumbayan, Sen. Ninoy Aquino, Isulan, Kalamansig, Lebak and Palimbang, Barangay Local Government Units (BLGU), Office of the Provicnial Agriculturist (OPAg), Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO), Provincial Engineering Office (PEO), National Irrigation Administration (NIA), Municipal Planning and Development Coordinators (MPDC), SP for agriculture and mfi’s.