ISEDI leads the Assessment and Sustainability Planning for ARBO-Beneficiaries of DAR-ARCCESS
With less than a quarter to go prior to the end-of engagement of ISEDI as Process and Progress Monitoring (PPM) service provider of Department of Agrarian Reform – Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS) Project, A week long assessment and sustainability planning as held in Davao City from July 7 – 11.
The activity gathered the key DAR – ARCCESS point persons at the regional and provincial levels and the representatives of Lead Agrarian Reform Beneficiary Organizations (ARBOs), Babas Foundation, Development Options and Social Entrepreneurship, Sugar Regulatory Administration and ISEDI
Tackled in event were the following: process of the agricultural technology and extension (AES) service providers in terms of delivering their gargets, reasons of variances between…
Conduct of the End-of-Project Evaluation for the WB-AusAID Technical Assistance Grant to MRDP2
The Mindanao Rural Development Program (MRDP) – Ada[table Program Loan Phase 2 (APL2) is a recipient of Technical Assistance Grant (TA) from the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID). This grant is entitled “Technical Assistawnce for Governance Reforms Supporting Frontline Agricultural Services Investment Delivery”.
Based on the Terms of Reference (TOR) of the Project Completion Report TA grant co-financed the capacity-building activities to “strengthen the institutional capacity of the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the participating local government units (LGUs) in the trust to operationalize a decentralized…
ISEDI commEncES BDS actIvItIES In zamBoanga pEnInSula
It’s now official! ISEDI has signed on as Department of Agrarian Reform – Region 9’s (otherwise known as the Zamboanga Peninsula) new partner for the project: Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS). Last April 12-13, 2014, Ms. Jocelyn E. Cabo together with the Filed Team Leader (FTL) Ms. Mary Ann D. Porquillo and four (4) CBEOs visited the provincial offices of DAR in Region IX and formally signed the contracts.
This project becomes ISEDI’s second engagement on the project ARCCESS — the first one is well on its mid-way mark, with ISEDI providing the Process and Progress Monitoring for the Davao Region.
ISEDI joined the SMSNAI community in celebrating its’ 16th year founding anniversary with fun activities such as dance contest , search for little Ms. SMSNAI 2013 and a contest on “Community Clean up Drive” where residents competed per block in cleaning up their surroundings and decorated them with flowering plants . The contests declared two (2) winners per block and were awarded with prizes in the form of grocery items
This year’s anniversary was participated in by more residents who expressed that they felt more inspired in knowing that they were the ones planning for the activity.
BALIK UMA: A Sustainable Agriculture Production Program and Rainforestation for Food Security & Community Resilience
Some of the challenges posed to the project were the infestation of pangyaw, leaf rollers and black bugs affecting about 45 hectares of corn and rice fields in Sitio Side 4/Bermuda, Compostela and the infestation of monkeys in Sitio Letter V, Monkayo.
Twenty-three (23) practicum-students from Theology 141 class assigned to ISEDI conducted a 2-day community exposure in SMSNAI (Smokey Mountain Scavengers Neighborhood Association Inc.), its adopted community in Tibungco Relocation Area. On the first day ,August 24, the students had storytelling and games to 97 children and on the second day, August 25, they conducted a Forum on Natural Family Planning to 48 men and women with resource speaker, Mr. Roy Cresencio R. Lina of the Natural Family Planning Center of the Ateneo de Davao University. Apart from the forum, a feeding activity and interaction with the kids were done by the students.
Balik Uma Campaign
As Balik Uma Campaign progresses its implementation, updating and monitoring of target and accomplished activities are continuously examined during the whole month of August. In Sitios Bango, Mambosao and Bongkilaton, food subsidy support and farm implements were distributed.
Farmers in Bango and Mambosao were done with the clearing and brushing of 2 hectares each of trial farm ready to be planted. The seeds will be provided by Masipag soon.
In Bongkilaton area, more than 2 hectares of trial farm has been planted with corn and 20 farmers have …
• Three (3) practicum-students from the Mass Communication Division are assigned to ISEDI. They will help produce a video documentation for Balik Uma Campaign Project.
• ISEDI also hosts one (1) AIESEC international student in the person of Ms. Fenzhi Chen from South China Agricultural University. She will make a research on the Chinese People’s situation in Davao.
• ISEDI assisted the Officers of SMSNAI (Smokey Mountain Scavengers Neighborhood Association Inc.), its adopted community in Tibungco Relocation Area in the preparation and submission of Letter-request to the Office of Vice President Binay and DSWD Sec. Soliman to address issues related to their housing program.
AIESEC – Association for the International Exchange of Students in Economics and Commerce
Mr. Satoshi Yoshinami, an AIESEC intern assigned in ISEDI presented his output on the Study on
Bangsamoro Framework Agreement (BFA) where he shared his understanding on the sections and provisions of BFA in respect to the constitutional law of the Philippines.
He also shared his insights and observations on the socio-economic activities of ISEDI-assisted SMEs and communities – Apo ni Lola and Elmars Pork skin chicharon and SMSNAI Tibungco, respectively.
PAASCU, ADDU visit
The Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) representatives with the personnel of Ateneo de Davao University and ISEDI visited and interviewed the assisted SME of ISEDI, Apo ni Lola. This is in relation to the PAASCU accreditation of ADDU. The visit took place last March 8, 2013.
ISFI is host to 29 Ateneo Marketing Students who are undertaking their practicum this summer 2012. These students had their exposure to the businesses of ISFI’s assisted groups: JEGNA nata producer, ICOW (Island Garden City of Samal Council of Women), SMSNAI (Smokey Mountain Scavengers and Neighborhood Association, Inc), RER, Apo ni Lola, Baganihan, BASEAS (Bato Seasweed Farmers Association) and NAGAMA (Nagkahugpong Gagmayng Mananagat sa Tuban). The students’ assignments were to make in-depth case studies of these People’s Organizations which are engaged in microenterprise and in different levels of organizational maturity. They were to assess and provide recommendation on the areas of improvement of these POs.
The project “Enhancement of Food Security in the Visayas Project (EFOS)”, specifically the component 4 – Conventional and Parametric Crop Insurance, has introduced the microinsurance concept to the poor. EFOS chose to pilot the microinsurance awareness promotion in Leyte Island and identified the rice farmers to be the primary audience/participants.