Membership and Affiliations
Membership and Affiliations
Organic Certification Center of the Philippines (OCCP) – Member since 2002
The Organic Certification Center of the Philippines (OCCP) is a membership-based, local organic certification and inspection body organized in June 2001. OCCP like PDAP actively lobbied for the passage of the National Organic Agriculture Act. OCCP was the only national-level organization accredited by the Philippine government to do organic certification even before the passage of the Organic Agriculture Act.PDAP, before and throughout its PRIME program, supported OCCP’s campaign in increasing the awareness of industry players on the existing organic agriculture standards and the requirements in getting certified.
Federation of Peoples’ Sustainable Development Cooperative (FPSDC) – Member since June 17, 1998
The Federation of Peoples’ Sustainable Development Cooperative (FPSDC) is a unique cooperative that brought together NGOs, POs, and cooperatives into one institution to become a sustainable financial mechanism for disadvantaged communities.FPSDC was incorporated in 1998 out of PDAP’s desire to make better use of its four-year old Central Loan Fund from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) by creating a single and centralized lending program. From a mere program, it has metamorphosed to a network of PDAP’s affiliate organizations that decided to solidify their partnership to be a vehicle of drawing the marginalized sectors into the mainstream of development processes.
International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) – Affiliate since 2005
Since 1972, IFOAM has occupied an unchallenged position as the only international umbrella organization of the organic world, i.e. all stakeholders contributing to the organic vision. This allows IFOAM to unite, lead and assist the organic movement – all IFOAM Affiliates – in its full diversity, while providing a common voice on relevant organic issues. IFOAM implements the will of its broad-based constituency, with Affiliates in more than 100 countries and is governed by a World Board originating from all continents. The IFOAM Action Network comprises self-organized IFOAM regional and sector groups and daughter organizations. To date, IFOAM represents close to 800 affiliates in 117 countries.
- People’s Campaign for Agrarian Reform Network (ARNow!)
AR Now!’s mission is to engage government to seriously implement agrarian reform by waging nationally coordinated campaigns for pro-agrarian reform and sustainable rural development policies and programs, and to bring back agrarian reform and rural development (ARRD) as a national agenda and development imperative. Its primary activities are: (a) conduct of national campaigns on agrarian reform and agrarian reform issues; (b) support to local agrarian reform initiatives; (c) conduct of policy research, analysis and advocacy; (d) conduct of legislative lobbying; (e) documentation of cases and experiences on agrarian reform implementation and issues; and, (f) networking and coalition building.