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The Integrated Rural Development Foundation of the Philippines (IRDF), is a national NGO that has worked and partnered with communities and organizations of smallholders, fishers, women, indigenous peoples, agricultural workers and youth in the pursuit of social, economic and environmental justice as well as the promotion of gender equality. It started as a, livelihood support institution for farmer federations in 1989 and has since then actively engaged in national and international advocacies for food security and food sovereignty and contributed to the empowerment of grassroots communities and basic sectors in the economic, social, political and cultural spheres. 

IRDF's core program seeks to build the capacity of the rural poor to gain greater access to and control of their land, water, seeds, biodiversity, forest and other productive resources through knowledge generation, networking, advocacy, campaigns and trainings.  It fosters empowerment of basic sectors especially in governance and policy processes. IRDF likewise supports farmer-initiated agriculture innovations and grassroots projects that aim to raise rural incomes and expand access to economic opportunities of the poor especially women. IRDF also contributes to building disaster-resilient communities through disaster preparedness, response, prevention and mitigation.

Complementary to its grassroots programs and projects, IRDF engages in policy research, advocacy and campaigns at the national level to push for social and economic reforms especially the completion of a comprehensive and genuine agrarian reform, increased public investments and support for agriculture and small farmers and adequate social services. It initiates and supports network building among civil society groups, social movements, the academe and legislators, and engages government officials in dialogues and policy discussions.  Its researches are aimed at generating knowledge and information on policy issues related to agriculture, food security and trade.  Its campaigns are likewise directed at generating informed and widespread people's action to pressure government to address these issues.

 

Contact Us

Unit 503 Fil-Garcia Tower, 
140 Kalayaan Avenue, 
Quezon City 1100 Philippines

Telephone #: (+63 2) 426 5518
Fax: (+63 2) 925 0987
Email
: info@irdf.org.ph
Website
: http://www.irdf.org.ph

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