Sustainable Agriculture

Establishing community-based enterprises that utilise local resources to upgrade small-farmer productivity and increase income to agricultural cooperatives while addressing issues of food security.

The Sustainable Agriculture Social Business model contributes to several Sustainable Development Goals:

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Supporting farmers in rural Philippines to upgrade their small-scale family farms to agri-businesses through specialised training, upgrading equipment, and modernising techniques to promote organic agriculture as a sustainable and viable farming method.

With the growing importance of sustainable agriculture practices around the globe, Dana Asia is supporting the growth of sustainable agri-social businesses in the Philippines. Through microlending, training and business model development, the aim is to mature smallholder farms into profitable agri-enterprises by improving equipment and farming techniques, upscaling production and developing farm-to-market networks while mobilising agricultural cooperatives to realise local agricultural potential.

Why a sustainable agriculture social business to fight poverty?

Increase income potential for rural farming families through increased productivity of small farms and cooperatives into successful agri-businesses.

Promote fair trading of crops and vegetables within marginalised communities, eliminating profiteering middlemen from the agri supply chain.

Promote organic and sustainable agriculture to increase food security in rural and urban poor communities.

Sustainable Agriculture Impact

farmers supported upgrading their small businesses through training and microloans.
organic fertiliser production centre constructed and supplying organic fertiliser to 10 farms.
increase in income as a result of increased productivity.

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How do we do it?

With microfinance partner GPMI, Dana Asia has designed a specific eco-agri loan product for farmers to give them the capital they need to purchase equipment or farm inputs.

Through technical skills training by agri-experts in organic farming techniques, fertilizer production, crop rotation, and farm optimisation to improve operations and upgrade farm production from smallholder farm to agri-business.

We advise on business model development to not only upgrade farm productivity, but also support farming cooperatives to become more organised and certified as organic, and how to access new markets through processed products, such as pickled vegetables.

Sustainable Agriculture Success Stories

We have successfully implemented and tailored the sustainable agriculture model for small farmers in rural Philippines.

Manila, Philippines


 supports a farmers’ cooperative to upgrade their business production.

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