Aetas from PASAMBOT-Zambales with PDI and BFDW
The EPIC-SEED is aimed at helping build the rural economy for the benefit of the basic sectors – the peasants and IPs. It follows a holistic approach to ensure land tenure security by integrating value chain of the small economic enterprise development loop. The value chain starts from financing to production, to processing and marketing. Peasants and IPs must integrate their farming activities backward to their supply sources and forward to downstream markets. In order to do this, it is necessary to empower the POs to manage collective community-based enterprises.