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  • Organisation

    KAISAHAN is a non-government organisation promoting a sustainable and humane society. It empowers marginalised groups in rural areas, especially farmers and farm workers to undertake their own development, participate fully in democratic processes, and demand their rightful share in the stewardship of the land and fruits of their labour. To achieve its goal, KAISAHAN trains farmer paralegals that are adept at agrarian reform laws and regulations and are able to assert their rights and assist other farmers in claiming their land rights.

    KAISAHAN engages with appropriate government institutions in creating and ensuring a positive policy environment for farmers and marginalised sectors. It also provides legal services to farmers involving their land rights, organising and linking farmers with agencies and institutions that provide sustainable use and maximisation of land and its resources. In its 28 years of existence, the Organisation has supported farmers in claiming their rights under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).

    Notably, in 2015 KAISAHAN assisted agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in Ormoc and Leyte who had titles awarded under the CARP but could not take possession of the same because of the land owner’s resistance. Through KAISAHAN’s intervention and engagement with the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the security sector, particularly the Philippine National Police (PNP), the ARBs were officially installed in their awarded lands. KAISAHAN has also trained farmer paralegals who are now active leaders in their respective communities.

    As an organisation engaged in policy advocacy, KAISAHAN is one of the prime movers in the passage of Republic Act 9700 or the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program with Extension and Reforms (CARPER). At present, it serves as the secretariat of the Campaign for Land Use Policy Now, a network of civil society organisations (CSOs) and people’s organisations (POs) pushing for the passage of the National Land Use Act (NLUA).

    • Organisation

      KAISAHAN is a non-government organisation promoting a sustainable and humane society. It empowers marginalised groups in rural areas, especially farmers and farm workers to undertake their own development, participate fully in democratic processes, and demand their rightful share in the stewardship of the land and fruits of their labour. To achieve its goal, KAISAHAN trains farmer paralegals that are adept at agrarian reform laws and regulations and are able to assert their rights and assist other farmers in claiming their land rights.

      KAISAHAN engages with appropriate government institutions in creating and ensuring a positive policy environment for farmers and marginalised sectors. It also provides legal services to farmers involving their land rights, organising and linking farmers with agencies and institutions that provide sustainable use and maximisation of land and its resources. In its 28 years of existence, the Organisation has supported farmers in claiming their rights under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).

      Notably, in 2015 KAISAHAN assisted agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in Ormoc and Leyte who had titles awarded under the CARP but could not take possession of the same because of the land owner’s resistance. Through KAISAHAN’s intervention and engagement with the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the security sector, particularly the Philippine National Police (PNP), the ARBs were officially installed in their awarded lands. KAISAHAN has also trained farmer paralegals who are now active leaders in their respective communities.

      As an organisation engaged in policy advocacy, KAISAHAN is one of the prime movers in the passage of Republic Act 9700 or the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program with Extension and Reforms (CARPER). At present, it serves as the secretariat of the Campaign for Land Use Policy Now, a network of civil society organisations (CSOs) and people’s organisations (POs) pushing for the passage of the National Land Use Act (NLUA).

    • Project

      The project of Bridging Generational Gap in Farming increases the involvement of the youth in the farm activities of their families through an innovation called ‘Family Farm Plot Development and Field-Based Mentorship Program‘. This initiative taps on the inclination of the youth to agriculture through out-of-the-box agricultural capacity strengthening, but also their relationship with their agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARB) parents through a mentorship feature.

      This innovation also taps on the preservation and transfer of traditional farm practices through new-age technologies and support service access for both seniors and the next generation of farmers. The project also works with:

      • Elderly farmers with additional farm help. This is done by increasing the involvement of family members especially the youth in farm activities by transferring customary and acquired farming technologies through field school and series of sharing sessions with young family members. Young members of ARB households also have increased participation in diversified family farming that is achievable through orientation on the agrarian reform programme, series of trainings, and field-based family farm development programme and mentorship.
      • Young members of ARB households with increased participation in family farming. This happens through orientation on the importance of sustaining the cultivation of land awarded to elderly members of their families under the agrarian reform programme, a series of sharing and trainings, and a field-based family farm development and mentorship programme.
      • Diversified farming processes and techniques that are preserved and transferred to the next generation of farmers. This involves using educational communication materials to document, preserve, and disseminate the best practices done in cultivating the family farms.
  • Project

    The project of Bridging Generational Gap in Farming increases the involvement of the youth in the farm activities of their families through an innovation called ‘Family Farm Plot Development and Field-Based Mentorship Program‘. This initiative taps on the inclination of the youth to agriculture through out-of-the-box agricultural capacity strengthening, but also their relationship with their agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARB) parents through a mentorship feature.

    This innovation also taps on the preservation and transfer of traditional farm practices through new-age technologies and support service access for both seniors and the next generation of farmers. The project also works with:

    • Elderly farmers with additional farm help. This is done by increasing the involvement of family members especially the youth in farm activities by transferring customary and acquired farming technologies through field school and series of sharing sessions with young family members. Young members of ARB households also have increased participation in diversified family farming that is achievable through orientation on the agrarian reform programme, series of trainings, and field-based family farm development programme and mentorship.
    • Young members of ARB households with increased participation in family farming. This happens through orientation on the importance of sustaining the cultivation of land awarded to elderly members of their families under the agrarian reform programme, a series of sharing and trainings, and a field-based family farm development and mentorship programme.
    • Diversified farming processes and techniques that are preserved and transferred to the next generation of farmers. This involves using educational communication materials to document, preserve, and disseminate the best practices done in cultivating the family farms.

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