Value chains have the power to transform livelihoods of smallholder farmers. But this can only happen if they foster an environment inclusive of the needs of farmers, while meeting the priorities of businesses along the chain.

Our Vision

We seek to create an environment for smallholder farmers where they can participate and benefit from value chains in a way that meets their objectives and needs.

The Inclusive Value Chains (IVC) Philippines project aims to enhance the design, implementation and adoption of inclusive value chains in smallholder farming systems in the Philippines.

With funding support from ACIAR, IVC Philippines is four year project which commenced on October 2021. It is a partnership with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Foodlink Advocacy Cooperative (FAC), University of the Philippines Mindanao, Visayas State University (VSU), University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), Australian National University (ANU), the University of Queensland (UQ), the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD), and Philippines Partnership for Sustainable Agriculture (PPSA). IVC Philippines will work with private sector partners and smallholder farming communities in Cebu and Sultan Kudarat.

Approach

  • Exploring roles, conditions and specific value chain interventions that improve engagement and benefit the livelihoods of farmers, their communities and their chain partners
  • Practical applications embedded in value chain practice in coffee and vegetable farming systems
  • Integrated systems methodologies to track change over time