The Partnership for Development Assistance in the Philippines Inc (formerly known as Philippine Development Assistance Programme, Inc.), started as a consortium of Filipino and Canadian non-government organizations (NGOs). It was founded in 1986 as a non-stock, non-profit organization, to become an effective instrument in reducing poverty and inequity in the Philippines. PDAP prides itself in having 6 member networks with more than 300 community-based members and partner NGOs. PDAP has distinguished itself in promoting and developing rural enterprises for poverty reduction and as a tool in promoting peace in conflict-affected areas.
Training & Consultancy
For 23 years, PDAP has supported community-based projects that provided development assistance to more than 2 million Filipinos in the areas of sustainable agriculture and rural development, Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and industry development. It has successfully implemented three major development programs over three phases of funding support from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) involving C$35M of Official Development Assistance (ODA).
PDAP has a variety of training courses and consultancy offerings that help farmers become successful entrepreneurs, assist development institutions (NGAs, LGUs, NGOs, Academe) design, implement and manage, monitor and evaluate sustainable agriculture plans and programs.
Following are some of PDAP’s Training and Consultancy Offerings in sustainable/organic agriculture:
1. Organic Rice Chain Development Program
2. Internal Control System (ICS)
3. Farm Production Planning/Farmer’s Business Plan
4. Organic Rice Post Harvest, Processing, and Marketing
5. Gender Equality in Organic Agriculture
6. Genderized Value Chain Analysis
7. Development of LGU Agriculture/ Commodity Master Plans