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Part i rural and agricultural finance partnerships in poverty alleviation and sustainable development rolando-victoria

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  • 1. Partnerships in the Agricultural Value-Chain Initiative: ASKI’s Experience
  • 2. 41 Branches in 12 Provinces Central and Northern Luzon
  • 3. USD 17 Million in Portfolio
  • 4. Challenges Met by Our Farmers • • • • • • • • Lack of awareness with new farming techniques Expensive farm inputs Natural disasters Lack of appropriate farm equipment Poor farm to market roads Lack of appropriate post-harvest equipment Unstable market price of farm produce Lack of reliable market
  • 5. Initiative  Capacity Building Programs and other trainings and exposures Partners      International Rice Research Institute Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) Department of Agriculture PhilRice Central Luzon State University
  • 6. Initiative   Reducing cost of farm inputs Encourage use of organic fertilizer Initiative  Reducing farmers’ vulnerability to loss due to calamities Partners   Commercial farm input providers ASKI Marketing Cooperative Partners    Philippine Crop Insurance Pioneer Micro Insurance Agricultural Guarantee Fund Pool
  • 7. Initiative  Building market linkages Partners    San Miguel Corporation through BMEG Walter Mart, supermarket Jollibee Foods Corporation
  • 8. KABANGA Coop (Women’s Cooperative) Composed of 62 women vegetable growers from 7 Barangays In the first 7 weeks, 1,769 kgs with Gross Sales of Php. 49,341 (USD 1,150) was delivered to Walter Mart Super Market
  • 9. Initiative • Loans for farm machineries with more affordable and convenient terms and conditions Partners    Department of Agriculture Department of Science and Technology Local government
  • 10. Where we are going Expanding the value-chain program Capacity building for internal staff and project implementers Demonstration farm Expanding organic farming technology including BioGas initiative Innovations mobile banking Identifying other partner crop insurance providers with more appropriate coverage
  • 11. Partnerships in the Agricultural Value-Chain Initiative: ASKI’s Experience