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MINISTERIO DE ASUNTOS EXTERIORES Y DE COOPERACION

CO-1 FORMULATION DOCUMENT FOR AGREEMENT TO DEVELOPMENT

AGENCIA ESPAOLA DE COOPERACIN INTERNACIONAL

AECI

1. - GENERAL DETAILS: Project Title: Enhancing Agricultural Development Initiatives for Peoples Advancement and Community Empowerment in the Provinces of Surigao del Sur and Agusan del Sur Call of Proposals: Agreement to development 2007 Requesting entity NGO: Paz y Desarollo (PyD) Country: Philippines Geographical Area: Municipality of Cagwait, Surigao del Sur 1. Barangay Bitaugan West 2. Barangay Bacolod 3. Barangay Poblacion Municipality of Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur 1. Barangay Magsaysay 2. Barangay Aspetia 3. Barangay New Maug Duration (years): 3 Years Local Partner: Surigao Sur Organization For Human Development, Inc. (SSOFHDEV, Inc.) Other participating entities: - The Provincial Governments of Surigao del Sur and Agusan del Sur, the Municipal Local Governments of the Municipalities of Cagwait and Prosperidad, the Barangay Local Governments of the Identified barangays, Representatives of CommunityBased Farmer Organizations, women sector representatives, health

practitioners such as Barangay Health Workers, Barangay Nutrition Scholars, Trained Hilots

1.2 - Budgetary details:


AECI D I Total D: Direct costs I: Indirect costs (PyD Spain) OTHERS: local NGO, LGU, beneficiaries, others PYD OTHERS TOTAL COST

1.3 - Summarized description of the project (1 page) The project shall cover the Provinces of Surigao del Sur and Agusan del Sur with one municipality each covering three barangays in each municipality. Identification of the communities was done following the criteria that were discussed by the two local NGOs together with the delegada of Paz Y Desarollo. Considering the receptivity and interest of the local government to support the implementation of the project, wide production area yet with high vulnerability to low productivity, low household income, presence of Peoples Organizations, Farmers and Women having incapacitated to earn higher income due to lack of capital and technology in agriculture. The Surigao Sur Organization For Human Development, Inc. (SSOFHDEV, Inc.) started the conduct of Participatory Rural Appraisal and Project Development Workshop last April 10, 2008 to April 19, 2008. The result of the workshop provided the local NGO and PyD more ground for analyzing the real needs of the covered communities. The results demonstrated high vulnerability of the member households of the communities to be constantly living below poverty line. This reality affected the social condition of the communities giving the most possibility of women and children (under age) to do labor works on farm just to help their family heads to earn additional income. This situation affected almost eight thousand (8,000) individuals where majority of the affected came from the farmer and women sector. Direct causes of poverty of the identified communities were the following: - farmers were continuously held by high interest rate of available credit sources to fund for their agricultural needs such as inputs, seeds, and labor fees, - lack of capital and technology to engage in sustainable farming, - lack of facilities to give more value to their agricultural produce, - no available ready market where to sell their produce at a very reasonable price, - local traders has more control of price of their agricultural products. This poverty situation has affected the relationship of structures within the community. Resulted to some women to work on farm even during pregnancy, children even at a very young age were forced to help their parents to work on farm and to source out other labor works just to earn additional income. This has also affected even the health and sanitation of the communities. This has affected mostly the children wherein there are a number of malnourished children. The project shall concentrate on supporting the agricultural needs of the farmers and their community-based organizations towards increasing farmers productivity utilizing technologies of sustainable agriculture, an assistance to the families and organizations involved in off-farm activities to generate complementary incomes, provide appropriate trainings and other capability building activities to ensure that

communities build up their capacities and/or enhance their skills to manage and sustain the projects that shall be given to them, facilitated responsive measures on sexual and reproductive health concerns, provided community with objective and enough information on the importance of understanding gender roles and responsibilities, provide access to information technologies that significantly can help achieve objectives formerly stated.

1.5 - Duration: Projected beginning date: June 16, 2008 Projected ending date: June 16, 2010 Projected middle evaluation/assessment date: June 16, 2009 2. - CONTEXT AND COMPLEMENTARITY 2.1 Geographical area: Caraga Region is consists of four provinces of which the Provinces of Surigao del Sur and Agusan del Sur are one of them. The two provinces are considered as one of the poorest provinces in the Philippines and considered as among the Provinces with higher poverty index in the Philippines. The climate of the two provinces can be considered as wet and very wet, with majority of the rainfall in December and February. The rain and water systems are beneficial for agriculture that it distributes to the sources of irrigation. However, heavy rains also bring flood that hinders or destroys the farms of the farmers. Most of the land of the two provinces were devoted to agricultural production. The two provinces are having more devotion to rice, soybeans, corn, falcate, rubber, legumes, cash crops productions. Mostly of the farmers in every community are cultivating farms from 1 to 3 hectares. Those who cultivated land for more than five hectares are considered economically stable families. Production of each rice farmer for one hectare is only 30 to 50 sacks maximum for each cropping for areas that are rainfed. But for irrigated areas, 80 to 120 sacks can be produced with enough agricultural inputs being used. Problems of having no public/communal agricultural implements and post harvest facilities, having no capital for farming, having no enough technology to produce better yield, and having no access to market for their produced are the major stumbling blocks of the farmers in truly gaining enough and better yield. Apart from rice and corn as the major cops of the two provinces, it has also produces abaca, rubber, falcate, other legumes products. Surigao del Sur also in particular is very rich in marines and inland water resources. It even has several marine zones and protected mangroves. Fish production in the province is very much above the demand of the populace. The proposed barangays of the project has already its peoples organizations and

cooperatives. These organizations that the project is going to tap are farmers organizations. Municipality of Cagwait, Surigao del Sur The Municipality of Cagwait, Surigao del Sur is a fourth class municipality composed of eleven (11) barangays. It has a generally even terrain with moderate, rolling to hilly lands. Its land geographically is mostly bantog clay loam best suited for agricultural crops. Agricultural produce in the municipality is dominated by coconut, palay, corn, abaca and other agricultural crops while forest produce includes falcate,lauaan and other timber produce. Cagwait is known to its neighboring towns as the Provinces tourist destination because of its annual hosting of Kaliguan Festival since 1995. An annual festivity celebrated in honor of Saint John de Baptist every 4th Sunday of June, awaits every foreign and local tourists alike the beautiful cove of white san beach and calm blue crystal sparkling waters that is second, if not comparable to that of Boracay. The magnitude of individuals in Cagwait increases during summer season when ost of the students and those employed in the academe from various towns in the Province of Surigao del Sur and other nearby provinces go for vacation and occupy tourist inns in the municipality to witness the holding of Kaliguan Festival.

Municipality of Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur The Municipality of Prosperidad envisioned to have an empowered people who are healthy, self-reliant, peace-loving and God-fearing, living in a sustainably progressive and ecologically balanced, agri-inductrial trade center municipality. It has been created through Republic Act 2650 last June 18, 1960. It has thirty two barangays and among these barangays are the three target barangays of the project, barangay Azpetia, Magsaysay and New Maug. Agriculture rank as the number one economic activities of the people. Priority attention areas of the municipality to be given more attention are as follows: solid waste segregation and collection; malnutrition; inaccesseibility of potable water; percentage of household with low electricity; low literacy rate; low income per capita; unemployment; high index of crimes; low percentage of irrigated land; low local fish catch in inland body of water; low fish catch in municipal waters; low crop yield, and; localization of millennium Development Goals. 2.2 Local NGO working experience in this geographical area and sectors of intervention. The Surigao Sur Organization For Human Development, Inc. for the last ten years, SSOFHDEV advantageously existed through partnership with LGUs, NGAs and NGO networks in the field of Agrarian Reform Institutional Development Component for Agrarian Reform Communities (5 ARCs); DAR/IFAD-Northern Mindanao Community Initiatives and Resource Management Project (NMCIREMP) for the Municipalities of Tandag, Tago, Bayabas, Carmen, Cortes, San Agustin & Lianga; Community-Based Coastal Resource Management Mangrove Rehabilitation (Lianga Bay with DENR); CSOs strengthening and support to LSBs in five municipalities (Madrid, Carmen, Lanuza, Cortes & Tandag) with

PhilDHRRA/LGSP/CIDA; Womens Health & Safe Motherhood Project Partnership Component for 15 barangays; Enhancing Community Assets through Agricultural Productivity and Rural Enterprise (E-CARE) Project implemented in Barangay Buatong, San Agustin, Surigao del Sur in partnership with Heifer International, Philippines; UNMDP-GoP-ACT for Peace Programme implemented in the Municipalities of San Miguel, Tago and Tandag City. Concretely, through the ideas, information, technical skills, data, facilities and knowledge shared by its committed and well-trained staff it has in some ways help communities in enhancing their capacities in trying to eradicate poverty incidence and enhance food security. All these efforts exerted by the organization has been supported and enforced through pro-active partnership engagements with the partner agencies and LGUs. 2.3 Degree and level of participation of the direct beneficiaries in the design and formulation of this project proposal. The formulation of the proposal was done through Participatory Rural Appraisal processes and methodologies. Representatives of the population were gathered together and were facilitated for the discussions of potential vulnerability of the residents. These groups were also facilitated for the identification of possible solutions that may be carried out in their respective area. The PRA team of SSOFHDEV, Inc. spearheaded by the two-contracted PRA & Project Development Facilitators conducted a one-day PRA & Project Development Workshop in each barangay. The activity has started last April 10, 2008 and ended last April 19, 2008. It was a very successful activity since the support of the community residents especially the farmers and women sectors were generated. The activity has expected a maximum of twenty (20) participants per barangay. The outcome showed out an overwhelming number of participants who participated in the workshop. 2.4. Complementation/compatibility and synergies with Spanish Cooperation policy With the Spanish Master Plan

Part of the Master Plan of Spain to the Philippines is to help reduced poverty incidence. Caraga Region is one of the intervention area of AECID, the priority area knowing the fact that Caraga regions is the second poorest region in Mindanao. With the Country Strategy and Joint Commission Spanish and Filipino Government

Prior to the conduct of Participatory Rural Appraisal and Project Development Workshop, PyD contracted NGOs through the Local Service Provider Network (LSPN) were informed as to the origin of the all the funds for the implementation of the project. Thus, SSOFHDEV had also informed the communities it has conducted

with PRA the same information dissiminated by the delegate of PyD. It has given enough discussions as to the importance and the objectives of AECID interventions to the Philippines. As part of promoting AECID interventions to the Philippines, the project proposes the reproduction and distribution and project flyers. It shall also install project billboards to identify that the particular community is assisted by AECI. With Public Local Policies

Identified/Proposed interventions of the project are all in consonance with the outstanding policies of each province especially the policies of the subject municipalities. This is to ensure that the LGUs will really support the implementation of the project. Local Officials were even informed as to the project before the PRA and Project Development Workshop was conducted. Commitments from their end were already generated even at that very stage. With other agencies

Support from line agencies such the Department of Agriculture through its Provincial offices was generated through their technical support in terms of project designs and budget formulation. The Office of the Provincial Agriculture through the Assistant Provincial Agriculturist had assisted the project in formulating designs, plans and budgets for the construction of warehouse with mechanical dryer.

2.5. Suitability to the horizontal priorities, cross cutting lines:

3. ACTORS/STAKEHOLDERS IN THE COUNTRY 3.1 . Public or private agencies, institutions and organizations affected or involved SSOFHDEV, Inc. ensures that the Provincial and the Municipal Local Government Officials and authorities were informed prior to the conduct of the PRA. There were informal discussions made by the Executive Director of SSOFHDEV with the provincial and municipal LGU officials and authorities. Support and commitment from the LGU side were already generated. During the visit of PyD Delegada to the Province of Surigao del Sur, SSOFHDEV ensures that a discussion with the Provincial Governor shall be done. The Provincial Government commits to support the project and has been very thankful for the opportunity that has been given to the province. There were also initial discussions made with the Department of Trade and Industry Provincial Level, Office of the Provincial Agriculture, Provincial Health Office and Provincial Social Worker and Development Office. The discussions made generated support from the aforementioned agencies. 3.2 . Local Partners:

The implementation of the project will ensure that local stakeholders/partners shall have the room to participate in the planning and implementation of the sub-projects. At the planning stage, the project has already asked the communities as to the support they can extend to successfully implement the project. Commitment and support were already generated and every stakeholder was leveled off as to what extent they could help and would always be of great help to the project. At the Municipal level, the Local Officials especially the Local Chief Executive or the Mayor were already informed of the project and commits support to the project. A memorandum of Agreement will be signed before the project will start to ensure that the LGUs will really support the project. To concretely implement the project objectives at the community level, PyD shall work with the local counterparts it has already identified (the local-based non-government organizations). The local counterpart shall guarantee the transfer of the needed technologies, skills, attitudes and knowledge of the communities. This shall be done through trainings, seminars, workshops and other methods of building the capacities of the community along side with the implementation of farm facilities, farm inputs, farm demonstrations, income generating activities, health related activities of the project. The local counterparts shall build capacities of the communities to sustain the initiatives

of the project. It shall also work hand in hand with the direct beneficiaries in the planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of the projects to be implemented in every community. 3.3 . Direct beneficiaries, communities (specify number of women):

The project shall work directly with 180 men and 180 women as direct beneficiaries of the project. It shall assist in strengthening capacities of six identified peoples organizations/cooperatives, one PO/Coop in each community. The POs/Coops identified by the project shall assume major responsibility in sustaining the development interventions provided by the project especially in the successful operation and maintenance of the facilities they would get from the project. 3.4. Signed Agreements and compromised Collaboration Before the project start its implementation, it shall set down and discuss once again with the local government units (the Provincial, Municipal and Barangay). These agreements that shall be signed will serve as a legal basis between PyD and its local counterpart in seeking financial and technical support from partner LGUs. The agreement shall served as a guide of relationship between the parties according to their responsibilities or what contributions they could give to the project. A memorandum of cooperation shall also be signed between the communities and the PyD through its local counterparts. Upon approval of the proposal by the AECID, the development interventions it has approved shall once again be presented to the communities to informed them of the assistance that the project could give. After the conduct of this orientation, both parties (communities and PyD through its local counterpart) shall define and sign the MOC for successful implementation of the project. 3.5. Compulsory Regulations related to NGO in the country:

4. PROBLEMS AND OBJECTIVES ANALYSIS

4.1 Problems Tree (Municipality of Cagwait, Surigao del Sur and Municipality of Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur)

POVERT Y
LOW INCOME

No ready market for produce

Unavailable communal farm facilities

Limited Skills in livelihood and enterprise

Limited Access to Health Services

Lack of trainings and skills enhancement

Low productivity

Lack of Employment Opportunities

Lack of Funding Support

High Production Cost

Main Problems detected: The core problem identified in both provinces is Poverty that has been caused by low income due to limited skills in livelihood and enterprise, No available pre and post harvest facilities for farming, limited technology on rice and corn farming, limited access to basic services, no available capital for farm production, unavailable public/communal farm facilities, no enough income generating activities of women. (Please refer to attached problem tree)

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4.2 Objectives Tree (Municipality of Cagwait, Surigao del Sur and Municipality of Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur)
INCREASE INCOME Increase Production Create Employment

Available market

Introduce New Farming Technologies

Provision of Skills Training

Presence of Communal Farm Facilities

Provision of Credit Assistance

Presence of IGAs

Provision of Farm Production Inputs

Access to Basic Services

Objectives to be pursued during the intervention: To enhanced agricultural productivity and provide basic services to the communities by installing important structures and facilities and ultimately increase income of the farmers. 5. OBJECTIVES AND IMPLEMENTATIONS STRATEGY PROPOSED 5.1 Justification of the implementations strategy Based on the information gathered during the exploratory study, the target areas are farming communities that are very vulnerable. These communities are: Barangay Bitaugn West, Poblacion & Bacolod of the Municipality of Cagwait;

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Barangay Magsaysay, Azpetia and New Maug of the Municipality of Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur. All the aforementioned barangays has an existing organizations/cooperatives. The organizations present in each community are mostly likely of farmers organizations. The project shall respond to some of the basic issues and concerns generated during the exploratory mission, these issues and concerns are the following: - farmers were continuously held by high interest rate of available credit sources to fund for their agricultural needs such as inputs, seeds and labor fees; - lack of capital and technology to engage in sustainable farming; - lack of facilities to give more value to their agricultural produce; - no available ready maket where to sell their produce at a very reasonable price; - local traders has more control of the price of their agricultural products All of these factors contribute to low productivity of the farmers and too many extents why the two provinces are included in the poverty index of the country. The objective of the project is to improve the quality of life of the project cooperators and constituents in the two municipalities of Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur by increasing their agricultural productivity and developing their capacities to manage and sustain community agricultural resources. Please refer to problem tree and objective tree result for the two provinces. 5.2. Planning Matrix (Annex 1)

6. MODELS OF INTERVENTION. INSTRUMENTS 6.1 Design of the expected actions in the country:

6.2 Budgetary Breakdown (annex 2). 6.3 Timetable of activities. Activities Implementation Planning

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6.4 Management and Coordination Of the actions. The project shall be implemented through the following structure: SSOFHDE V Executive
Director

PyD
Delegate to the Philippines

NGA/PLGU / MLGU/BL

Administrative Support Staff: Cashier, Bookkeeper & Finance Officer

Project Coordinator Training Officer Technical Support Staff

Development Facilitator

Development Facilitator

COMMUNITIES
Surigao del Sur Municipality of Cagwait Barangays: Bitaugan West, Poblacion & Bacolod

COMMUNITIES
Agusan del SUr Municipality of Prosperidad Barangays: Magsaysay, New MAug, Azpetia

6.5 Monitoring mechanisms and adjustments of the project. Monitoring and Assessment Plan

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At the community level, continuous conduct of POs/Coops quarterly assessment and planning shall be conducted to give community members a more clearer perspectives as to what has the project has gone through and what are the necessary things to do in order to support the implementation of the project and to sustain its initiatives. At the local counterpart level (SSOFHDEV), weekly meetings and planning shall be done. Quarterly assessment and planning shall also be conducted by the project staff to ensure that all the interventions of the project are delivered to the communities as expected. To generate participation from the stakeholders especially the representatives of the LGUs to the project, they shall be mobilized to participate also in the project by monitoring its implementation. A joint monitoring activity shall be done as a venue to be sure that the needed services, necessary skills, attitudes & knowledge are really transferred to and/or given to the beneficiaries. The monitoring and evaluation activities of the project will be a venue for the implementer to assess how far the implementation has gone through and will be an occasion of demonstrating new strategies, methodologies and techniques to be used to ensure successful project implementation. 7. FEASIBILITY.

Development Factors: 7.1. Support policies: Mostly of the Local Government Units (LGUs) in the Philippines are very much dependent to their Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA). This is the very reason why many of the LGUs cannot implement development projects that are needed by their constituents. It would always be a blessing for LGUs if foreign funded development initiatives will be implemented in their communities. Recognizing this reality gives a clearer picture as to what extent the LGUs can support the initiatives of the project. As a result to the discussions made during the courtesy calls done by the Executive Director of SSOFHDEV, Inc., the Municipal and Barangay Local Government Units were all interested to support the project. Project covered LGUs will even sign a Memorandum of Agreement/Barangay Resolutions just to inform Agencia Espaola de Cooperacin Internacional y Desarollo (AECID) through Paz Y Desarollo (PYD) their commitment and support for the successful implementation of the project.

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The proposed activities of the project is being patterned with the Objective of PyD interventions to the Philippines as well as linked with the recommendations from the Master Plan of the AECID for Caraga Region, Mindanao. Priorities of the project is focused on supporting the agriculture, provision of post harvest facilities, skills enhancement through trainings, and support to sexual and reproductive health. With this four points of intervention, gender related issues and the need for information technology are being mainstreamed. 7.2. Institutional Aspects: Tapping the expertise of the Local Service Provider Network (LSPN) in Caraga provided more rooms for the network to compliment its technical expertise in the achievement of the project objectives. Considering the two Local-Based NonGovernment Organizations such as SSOFHDEV, Inc. and Associates for Integral Development Foundation (AID Foundation) as implementing NGO partner provided more avenues for both NGOs to collaborate with each other for the effective and efficient implementation of the project. This two local counterparts will be the mean to extend and multiply the impact of the project after its phase out. Various institutions and local government units shall participate in the project implementation expressing their commitment and support to help achieve the objectives of the project. Among these institutions and LGUs are the following: The Provincial Local Government Units of the Provinces of Surigao del Sur and Agusan del Sur The Municipal Local Government Units of the six municipalities identified and expressed interest to support the project The Department of Agriculture through it Provincial and Municipal Agriculture Offices The Department of Social Welfare and Development through its Provincial and Municipal Offices The Department of Trade and Industry through its Provincial Offices The Local Service Provider Network The Two Local Counterparts (SSOFHDEV, Inc. and AID Foundation) The Paz Y Desarollo The Agencia Espaola de Cooperacin Internacional y Desarollo Local counterparts will ensure that all the development interventions of the project are coordinated and integrated in the development plans of the aforementioned institutions. 7.3. Socio-cultural aspects: The project shall respect the traditional practices of the community people. It shall proposed possible enhancement of their practices ensuring agricultural productivity and increase in income of the beneficiary households. The project shall employ participatory approaches knowing that it is the community that

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knows best what are their problems and concerns and it is also the community that can identify possible solutions of their situations. It is the community that has the appropriate perspective and has the right to integrate their cultural norms and values to whatever plans considered. Bottoms-up approach shall be implemented to generate the sense of ownership from the community people on the interventions of the project. Constant discussions and planning with the community people shall be facilitated to ensure that it is really the genuine needs of the community that are being responded. As an approach to guarantee that the socio-cultural values and norms of the community are respected, the project shall conduct a baseline survey or study to become more sensitive on the way of life of the people and to have a deeper appreciation and understanding of the social, political, economic and cultural practices of the communities and to define a more better and appropriate mechanisms and strategies in implementing interventions of the project. 7.4. Gender Approach: During the conduct of Participatory Rural Appraisal and Project Development Workshop, the PRA Team as being proposed by the PyD Delegada make sure that tools for gender analysis of projects are being used. Even in identifying the participant of the activity, the team ensures that women are being represented and shall have the room to discuss gender related issues and concerns. The project at the start considers gender concerns integrated at the project planning stage, to designing, implementation, monitoring and post-evaluation of the projects. This is to ensure that women are actively included in the project and are not disadvantaged by it. 7.5. Technological factors: It is empirical for the project to develop appropriate technologies that are feasible, sustainable and adaptable to the environmental concerns and be able to improve agricultural productivity of the communities. Considering that mostly of the covered barangays are currently engaged into rice and corn production as their major source of income, it is well noted that most of these barangays are very dependent to inorganic farming methods. Because of this method that they were using, fertility of the soil has been degraded thus giving more burdens for the farmers by providing more agricultural inputs resulting to increase of farm production cost. This situation needs to be paid more attention by encouraging farmers to engaged into sustainable agricultural technologies to decrease farm production cost and to restore the fertility of the soil. Unavailable community-based production and post and harvest equipments and machineries created an additional load to the farmers. Knowing the fact that mostly of the barangays covered has their pre and post harvest facilities yet all of these facilities were owned by private individuals and have high rental fees. Renting for higher fees of farm facilities from private individuals will add on to the

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high cost of production capital of the farmers. With this situation, mostly of the communities need for the availability of mud boat, carabaos, plows, farm tractor, rice thresher, Corn Sheller, solar & mechanical dryers, rice and/or corn storage building, rice and/or corn mill and other equipments to make sure that farmers/community has enough available food stock especially during the critical period. All of these equipments and machineries shall be provided to the communities ensuring that operation and maintenance policies are installed and operationalized by the PO beneficiaries.

Although production, processing and post activities are being considered by the project, it very important for the project to install mechanisms and strategies how to link the agricultural and micro-enterprise initiatives of the organizations to the market. Designing of Marketing Program for Agricultural products has to be established. 7.6. Environmental factors: The farmers of the target barangays depends largely the increase of their productivity through the intensive use of inorganic inputs. This practice of the farmers has greatly been the caused of the depletion of soil fertility. In return, farmers has to invest more money on farm inputs just to be sure that they can get higher productivity and in return depleting more and more the fertility of the soil. The introduction of organic inputs (through its technology) and the use of sloping land technologies through the use of intercropping crops shall also be introduced and adhered to the communities as the best response to renewing the fertility of the soil and decreasing the cost of inputs that will be used in the farm. To endure environmental efficacy, the project shall always involved the technical expertise of environmental personnel of the LGU who has the capacity to discuss and analyze environmental issues and concerns and possible solutions and/or recommendations. 7.7. Economic-financial factors: The project shall closely work with community-based organizations or the POs/Coops in each community. To ensure support from the POs/Coops, these coops shall be oriented on the importance of Capital Build Up (CBU) and Savings Mobilization. They shall mobilize their own resources through CBU and Savings. This CBU and Savings shall serve as the best mechanism so that every member of the organization shall support the implementation of the project. Proper orientation shall be done so that every member of POs/Coops shal have the best understanding or internalization on the importance of CBU and Savings. On the other hand, the identified POs/Coops shall receive income generating activities and agricultural production inputs fund. In order to install appropriate

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mechanisms, the local counterparts shall conduct Financial Management seminar to install proper financial management system in every organization.

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8. Intervention/s Sustainability and planned turn over procedures:

An evaluation of the project shall be done at the last month of project implementation. The evaluation shall be done with the project stakeholders especially the representatives from the local government units. The result of the evaluation will be shared with the peoples organizations/cooperatives, barangay council, sangguniang bayan/municipal mayor through conduct of meetings and focus group discussions. The recommendations that shall be generated from the team evaluating the project shall serve as a document for further enhancement of the implementation of similar projects, projects that focuses on agricultural productivity.

9. Technical Studies and other documentation to support the feasibility of the actions To support the feasibility of the project, the following documents can attest to it: - Barangay Profiles and Development Plans - Municipal Executive and Legislative Agenda - Provincial Development Plan - PRA results and analysis

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10. ANNEXES LIST

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11. Name and position person who fill it up this document Name/s: Date: Radigundo E. Rivas, SSOFHDEV Executive Director Carolina R. tidalgo, SSOFHDEV Program Officer April 30, 2008

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Annex 1: Planning Matrix (using the needed number of pages) (Logical Framework)
Descriptive Summary Objectively Verifiable Indicators Development Objective (General Objective) Improvement of the quality of life of the project cooperators and constituents in two municipalities of Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur by increasing their agricultural productivity and developing their capacities to manage and sustain community agricultural resources. Enhanced just and viable integrated and sustainable development through agricultural resource management and improved access to basic health services and information technology Total number of direct beneficiaries, 300 men, 300 women and 360 children Total number of indirect beneficiaries, 150 men, 150 women and 180 children Means/Sources of Verification The changes in government affect to the political, economic and social stability of the country. Risk Factors

Specific objective/s

30% increase in income of the project beneficiaries Established buyers and contracts entered into for agricultural products Community-Based Partner Organizations are operational and 50% of members are women 75% of the priority health needs responded to 50% reduction in morbidity and mortality rate of women and children At least 50% of the beneficiaries have increased income by 50% At least 75% of the assisted communities/ organizations linked with ready market and have forged marketing contracts

Baseline Study Project Documents/Records Organizations/Individual Beneficiary Records

Change of political leaders at the LGU level Change of LGU priorities

Results

R.1. Increased household income through access to fair trade and market

Baseline Survey Organizations Documents and Reports NGO/Community Organizer Reports Photo and video

Market Linkage/ price will go


down

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At least 50% of the women beneficiaries participated in their agribased income generating activities At least 75% of partner organizations own and manage communal post harvest facilities At least 50% of women beneficiaries participated in the planning for the sustainable operation and management of the facilities At least 75% of farmers trained have applied sustainable agriculture and organic farming technologies At least 25% decrease in the production expenses of the project beneficiaries Sale of milled rice and corn and processed agricultural products 6 Community-Based Partner Organizations organized and acquired legal personalities 6 Peoples Organizations have managed and coordinated the income generating activities of the members 50% project beneficiaries trained in Basic Organizational Management and Development

documentation Interviews Change of priorities of the Local Officials

R.2. Enhanced farm productivity through access to post harvest facilities

Baseline Survey/Study Photo/Video Documentation Interviews/Testimonies Reports of the Organization Income & Production Records CO/NGO Reports

R.3. Enhanced capacity of project beneficiaries to sustain agricultural production/income generating activities and ensure pro-active participation of the community men and women members

PO documents/reports PO Registration Papers Baseline Survey/Study Business Plans CO/NGO Reports Photo/Video Documentation Interviews/Testimonies

Community People created misunderstandings on project implementation

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R.4. Enhanced community access to health services pertaining to sexual and reproductive health

Activities R.1. R.1.1 Provision of Farm Production Input (Corn, Rice, high yield vegetables, rubber seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and other cash crops seedlings R.1.2. Provision of inputs and materials for Income Generating Activities R.1.3 Establishment of 1 Demo Farm on High Yield Vegetables for Barangay Bitaugan West, Cagwait, Surigao del Sur R.1.4 Provision of Capital for Rice and Corn Production Loan R.1.5. Provision of Rubber seeds and intercropping agricultural crops such as Pineapple, Banana and Upland Rice Seedlings for Barangay Magsaysay R.1.6 4 Mud Turtles/Mudboats provided to 4 farmers organizations

2 Community Health Centers constructed/repaired 6 Community Health Centers received medical facilities and instruments At least 75% of beneficiaries availed health trainings and services, 50% of which are women 6 communities with trained and certified hilots

Baseline Survey/Study Program of Works Actual buildings & structures PO Documents/Reports Interviews/Testimonies Photo/Video Documentation CO/NGO Reports

Community People created misunderstandings on project implementation

Resources

Costs/Expenses

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R.1.7 Provision of soybeans production inputs R.1.8 Technology transferred to communities on soy beans production and processing R.3. R.3.1. Seminar-Workshop on Non-Income Generating Projects for Women R.3.2. Training-Workshop on Organizational Development and Management R.3.3. Training-Workshop on Cooperative Formation and Development R.3.4. Seminar-Workshop on Gender and Development R.3.5. Training-Seminar on Sustainable Agriculture (Nature Farming Technology System/ Organic Farming technologies) R.3.6. Training-Workshop on Business Planning and Financial Management R.3.7. Community Organizing R.3.8 Seminar-Workshop on Farm Planning and Budgeting R.3.9 Training-Workshop on Sustainable Agriculture Technology for Community Technicians R.3.10. Seminar on Non-Farm Income Generating Projects for Women

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R.3.11. Training-Seminar on Marketing Program Designing for Agricultural Products R.4. R.4.1. 6 Community Health Centers received medical facilities and instruments R.4.2. 40 pieces of BHWs Kit and Safety Gears Provided R.4.3. At least 75% of both men and women beneficiaries availed health trainings and services pertaining to sexual and reproductive health, 50% of which are women R.4.4. 6 communities availed skills/technical trainings for trained and untrained hilots

Existing/previous conditions, situation


Annex 2.-BUDGET PLANNING N AGREEMENT...................... CONCEPTS 1. DIRECT COSTS Philippines 1 YEAR AECI 2 YEAR 3 YEAR TOTAL NGO TOTAL

Action1 Action 2

TOTAL DIRECT EXPENSES % FROM Direct Costs 2. INDIRECT COSTS

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PyD 912% SUBTOTAL: 100 %

TOTAL INDIRECT EXPENSES % FROM Total AECI TOTAL 80

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Annex 3: BUDGETARY BREAKDOWN, by co-financing institutions


(in the annexes insert the needed concepts and details in each budget line: SUB-BUDGET LINES). (In Excel, Click 2 times to go IN)
External Contributions BUDGET LINES AECI (1) Public Contribution pyd(3) Private Contribution TOTAL LocalContributions and VALUATIONS (2) y (4) Beneficiaries Public local NGO /private TOTAL Contribution institutions Total Cost of Intervention

A. DIRECT COSTS A.I Apraissal A.II Evaluation/Assesment A.III Auditing A.IV Terrenos y/o inmuebles A.IV.1 Land and/or properties except expatriate housing Purchase of 4 w heel drive (second A.IV.2. Expatriate Housing A.V Construction and/or reconstruction A.V.1 Construction of Warehouse w ith Mechanical Dryer A.VI Equipments, materials and supplies A.VII Personnel A.VII.1 Local Personnel A.VII.2 Expatriate Personnel (pyd) A.VII.3 Madrid Personnel (pyd) A.VIII Technical Services A.IX Revolving Fund (10% max.) A.X Field operations (Functioning) (1% max.) A.XI Travels, lodgings and allow ances A.XII Financial expenses TOTAL DIRECT COSTS % FROM TOTALS B. INDIRECT COSTS B.1.IPADE

1) 80% from the total cost of the intervention. (2) Valuations will only be accepted if it is included in the regulations document of AECI PAGE 14TH.

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(4) Valuation Equivalent in local currency to (a), (b) and (C): -(a) local NGO = ..(total).(local currency) -(b) Local public contributions = ... .. - Beneficiaries = .... ..

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