• Transforming Multinational Plantations to Local Cooperatives in Mindanao
    Transforming Multinational Plantations to Local Cooperatives in Mindanao
    Abrogated onerous contracts with multi-national companies and negotiated mutually beneficial arrangements which significantly uplifted the living conditions of farmers.
  • Capacity Building for Banana Cooperatives
    Capacity Building for Banana Cooperatives
    Assisted marginalized farming communities by forming agrarian reform banana plantation cooperatives and developing their capabilities to operate and manage their plantations.
  • Championing Fair Prices
    Championing Fair Prices
    Linking local agrarian reform cooperatives to international market.
  • Established Organic Compost and Foliar Fertilizer Plants
    Established Organic Compost and Foliar Fertilizer Plants
  • Empowering Indigenous Communities Through Cooperativism and Sustainable Farming
    Empowering Indigenous Communities Through Cooperativism and Sustainable Farming
    Established and empowered two organic banana cooperatives owned, managed, and ran by the Tagabawa-Bagobo tribal community farmers in Sibulan, Davao City.
  • Conserved Over 300 Hectares of Tagabawa Bagobo Ancestral Land
    Conserved Over 300 Hectares of Tagabawa Bagobo Ancestral Land
  • Established Organic Producers and Exporters Corporation (OPEC)
    Established Organic Producers and Exporters Corporation (OPEC)
    The Organic Producers and Exporters Corporation (OPEC) now exports Sibulan’s highland organic bananas to Japan.
  • Providing Certified Organic Vegetable Produce to Local Markets
    Providing Certified Organic Vegetable Produce to Local Markets
    Established an organic vegetable research garden where organic vegetables are sold to local markets, supermarkets, and selected restaurants in Davao City.
  • Gender Development Training
    Gender Development Training
    Raising awareness and leadership for women in organic agroforestry cooperative.
  • Conserving Indigenous Ancestral Lands Through Organic Agroforestry
    Conserving Indigenous Ancestral Lands Through Organic Agroforestry
    Current organic agroforestry efforts include coffee, cacao, and non-timber forest products.
  • Crop Diversification with Coconut, Coffee, Cacao, and Banana
    Crop Diversification with Coconut, Coffee, Cacao, and Banana
    Transforming 3,800 hectares of oil palm monoculture farms to organic agroforests in Agusan del Sur.

 

The Foundation for Agrarian Reform Cooperatives in Mindanao (FARMCOOP) is a grassroots not-for-profit organization engaged in organizing and providing support services to farmers’ cooperatives. Our vision is to build resilient communities through sustainable agri-based enterprise and cooperative effort.
Since 1995, we have served over 6,000 farmers in more than 20 cooperatives and associations of agrarian reform beneficiaries, small-scale farmers, and indigenous peoples. They own more than 10,000 hectares of land in Mindanao where they produce various fresh or processed agricultural products for the local and global markets.
We believe that farmers’ cooperatives have a special role in society as effective vehicles in empowering their communities towards holistic development. Through FARMCOOP’s core services, farmers’ cooperatives can realize their collective goals and aspirations through cooperativism. Learn more.
“We admire and commend FARMCOOP’s steadfastness in pursuing the vision of empowering small holder famers through organized farm agricultural cooperatives.”

– Mr. Herminio B. Martin, President & CEO, Unifrutti Philippines, Inc.

 

 

 

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