Name of Organization Integrated Rural Development Foundation, Inc.
Office Address Room 503 Fil Garcia Tower, 140 Kalayaan Avenue cor. Mayaman Street, Diliman, Quezon City
Contact Person

Name: Arze Glipo

Designation: Executive Director


Telephone No.: +632-(8) 9315452


Geographic Coverage/Reach and Operational Capacity


Date Established 1989
Physical Offices

Quezon City, Metro Manila

Sorsogon City, Sorsogon

Salcedo, Eastern Samar

Kidapawan, North Cotabato

Digos, Davao del Sur

Sta. Maria, Davao Occidental

Geographical Coverage/Areas of


Provinces of North Cotabato, Davao del Sur, Davao Occidental, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Laguna, Aurora, Mindoro Oriental, Sorsogon, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Viscaya
Services/Products Offered

Community Organizing/PO Federation Building

Capacity Building/Training

Policy Advocacy and Campaign on Agriculture and Food Security

Social Enterprise and Value Chain Development

DRRM and Community-Oriented Climate Change Action

Strengthening Civil Society Participation in Governance




Experience in projects related to disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation

IRDF’s experience in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation spans more than a decade and which ranges from emergency response to disaster risk reduction capacity building, recovery and rehabilitation and promoting organic agriculture and agro-ecology as climate change adaptation strategy.  A summary of these experiences are presented below:


a.      Emergency response to the victims of Typhoon Sendong in February 2012 in the communities of Iligan City, Mindanao.  IRDF Mindanao team distributed relief goods consisting of food packs and hygiene kits to 1,000 households and provided shelter assistance to 200 families.

b.      Emergency Response to the flood victims of HABAGAT in October 2012 in the communities of Metro Manila specifically in Commonwealth, Quezon City; Tondo; Pateros; Bay, Laguna; Morong and Jalala, Rizal; Bgy. Iba Oeste, San Juan and San Jose in Calumpit, Bulacan; Bgy. Masile, Malolos; Bgy. Panginay and Burol in  Balagtas; Bgys. Sto. Nino, Sipat, Dapdap in Plaridel, and three bgys in Jaen, Nueva Ecija. Provided food packs to more than 5,000 families.

c.      Emergency Response and Recovery to support communities devastated by typhoon Pablo in Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley. IRDF provided three (3) fishing boats to 15 fisherfolks in Banganga, Davao Oriental and conducted psycho-social workshops for trauma healing of 50 women in Monkayo, Davao del Norte.

d.      IRDF implemented a Livelihood Rehabilitation Project in 12 barangays in Eastern Samar and Leyte to support the economic and social recovery and rehabilitation of communities devastated by supertyphoon Yolanda.  The project restored livelihoods more than 2,100 farming and fishing households and promoted resource management for livelihood sustainability. Specific results included the following:


1)      1,970 farming and fishing families in 12 barangays in Eastern Samar and Leyte were able to produce their own foods -organic vegetables and fish capture – within the first 6 months after Supertyphoon Yolanda and sustained food production even after three years after the calamity.


2)      A total of 19 big motorized and 19 small non-motorized boats were distributed benefitting 155 fishing families. Accounts from fisherfolk-beneficiaries in Tagbacan, Balangiga, Buyayawon, Banuyo and Abejao in Eatern Samar revealed increases in their average fish catch of up to 5 kilograms per fishing day earning  for them around 500 pesos that contributed considerably to their families’ daily consumption needs;

3)      Helped 12 barangays formulate their  disaster risk reduction management plans and trained 240 members of farmers, fishers and women organizations in the municipalities of Balangiga, Mercedes, and Salcedo in Eastern Samar and Tunga in Leyte  on community-based DRRM and hazard-based contingency planning.

e.      Implemented the WFP Supported “Community-based Climate Change Adaptation Project for Coconut Farmers in Sorsogon City” from July 2013 – May 2014. This resulted to increasing knowledge of  21 farmers in climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction management and improved post-harvest and incomes of 25 coconut farmers because of the coconut drying facility.

f.       Implemented the WFP-supported project “Enhancing Capacity of LGUs, CSOs and Communities In Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation through Partnership Building”in 20 barangays and five (5) municipalities in the Province of Sorsogon from Sept. 2015 – June 30, 2016 with the following accomplishments:


1)      Conducted  25 trainings on CBDRRM attended by 445 members of municipal farmers organizations (BIGKIS) and municipal women’s associations (GABAY) in five municipalities of the province of Sorsogon, namely: Barcelona, Bulan, Bulusan, Gubat and Sorsogon City.

2)      Trained 21 leaders of farmers  organizations (BIGKIS) in Bulan on the establishment of organic vegetable garden including  the preparation of organic fertilizers particularly fermented plant juice, oriental herbal nutrient, and fish amino acid;

3)      Established a three-hectare demonstration and learning farm on climate change adaptation to showcase organic vegetable production in Barangay Inararan,  Municipality of Bulan another 1/3 hectare on organic rice production in Barangay Basud, Sorsogon City; and

4)      Strengthened barangay DRRM committees in 20 bgys through the CBRRM trainings and helped them formulate their barangay contingency plans for disaster preparedness.

g.      Promoted the establishment of community women centers with vegetable gardens and community nurseries to provide food for poor households affected by the pandemic and at the same time provide planting materials for women willing to establish their own home gardens. This is one of the strategies for building capacity of rural households in climate change adaptation especially communities affected by extreme weather events.

h.      IRDF has been promoting intercropping, diversified farming systems and agro-ecological practices for climate change adaptation and mitigation in coconut farming communities under its current projects on coconut livelihood resiliency in  Mindanao (2018 – present)

Experience in barangay-level training and planning

As a rural development organization that espouses people- centered development, IRDF’s strategies and programs are designed to develop capacity of the communities to become active actors in the development process. Hence, we train communities to assess their needs and problems and develop relevant programs that will address their problems. We use tools such as Participatory Rural Appraisal, Participatory Capacity and Vulnerability Assessment and other resource assessment tools to involve the communities or barangays in identifying their needs, priorities and capacities. We also train our partner communities in barangay development planning.

PRA is often employed before IRDF establishes its programs in the community such as but not limited to the following:

·        Community-based coastal resource management;

·        Sustainable agriculture and organic farming;

·        Responsible fishing and eco-friendly aquaculture development

·        Social enterprises development;

Experience working with the government, including local government units  and inter governmental bodies

The IRDF has actively cooperated and worked with local government units and other national agencies. IRDF sits as a member of the Provincial Development Council of Sorsogon and Municipal Development Councils in the municipalities of Gubat, Irosin, Bulan, Matnog, Sorsogon City, Prieto Diaz and Casiguran in the province of Sorsogon and in Kidapawan City in the province of North Cotabato. IRDF has been a regular partner of the National Irrigation Administration and the National Food Authority in the drafting of their respective annual budgets. IRDF is also active in the Philippine Council on Agriculture and Fisheries, the private sector advisory body of the Department of Agriculture.


IRDF has also actively participated in international dialogues of civil society with the UNFCCC (UN Framework on Climate Change Convention) and has a CSO observer status in the Green Climate Fund (GCF). IRDF’s Executive Director participated in the meetings of the UN Commission on Women in New York, dialogues of civil society during annual meetings of the Asian Development Bank, World Water Forum and the UNFCCC.