4th MICROFINANCE BEST PRACTICES FORUM June 9 and 10, 2011 Marriott Hotel , Cebu City, Philippines “Bridging the Supply and Demand Gap on Financial Services for Rural Households” The ASKI Experience By: Jane M. Manucdoc ASKI Director for Credit Operations
Who We are? NON-STOCK, NON-PROFIT DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION primarily concerned in PROMOTING & DEVELOPING MICRO-ENTERPRISES AND SOCIAL SERVICES
Our experience in VCF for Agriculture and Rural Microenterprises Bridging the Farmer to the Jollibee Supply Chain
Specific Objectives To organize farmers into agro-enterprise clusters for the purpose of consolidating supply and pooling transport logistics; To assist farmers to engage in value-adding activities in order to enhance their compliance of quality requirements; and To increase the knowledge of farmers about farming practices that will increase their productivity and reduce costs in order to increase the income of farmers
Project Management Set-up Jollibee CRS NLDC Project Steering Group JOLLIBEE FOUNDATION CRS NLDC Technical Working Group CRS AE Coordinator Field Facilitator LGU Representatives MFI Representatives Farmer Leaders Site Working Group
The KFPC is the result of the collaborative effort of Jollibee Foundation, CRS, NLDC and ASKI. The vision of the project was: “SMALL FARMERS TRAINED IN PRODUCTION AND MARKETING FOR AGRO-ENTERPRISES AND LINKED TO INSTITUTIONAL MARKETS LIKE JOLIBEE FOODS CORPORATION”
Towards New Clusters/ Enterprises 8 Cluster Strengthening 1 7 Site Selection, Partnership Building and Formation of Working Group Scaling Up 2 6 Product Supply Assessment and Product Selection Test Marketing 5 3 Market Chain Study Cluster Plan Formulation 4 Cluster Formation Implementation Strategies The Clustering Approach
JOYS Strong commitment of the stakeholders. Capacity building is supported by stakeholders. Government grants. Funding for crop production is available. Institutional market is not a problem. 6. Creates jobs in the community. 7. Can be replicated
CHALLENGES 1. High costs of crop insurance coverage. 2. Lack of cold storage facilities/High cost. Climate change. Internal problems within the group. Higher prices offered by traders.
Future Directions Replicate in other areas of ASKI. Identify other Agri Products for VCF. Identify other corporations that can partner with ASKI and its clients. Network with local and international network on VCF. Produce Handbook on VCF.
For more information visit our websitewww.aski.com.ph