top of page
Meet PPSA The Philippines Partnership for Sustainable Agriculture (PPSA) believes in the power of partnerships and knowledge exchange in shaping better lives for Filipino farmers.

Meet PPSA

The Philippines Partnership for Sustainable Agriculture (PPSA) believes in the power of partnerships and knowledge exchange in shaping better lives for Filipino farmers.

Our Vision

The Enabler of multi-stakeholder partnerships for sustainable and inclusive food systems that empower and transform smallholder farmers and fishers to be self-reliant and resilient.

Our Mission

We harness the collective strength of agricultural value chain players towards transforming food systems to become climate positive and inclusive through market-driven solutions.

_DSC9502.jpg

The Philippines Partnership for Sustainable Agriculture (PPSA) is a multi-stakeholder partnership platform initiated by Grow Asia, a regional platform for inclusive and sustainable agriculture development in Southeast Asia catalyzed by the World Economic Forum and the ASEAN Secretariat. Grow Asia’s goal is to reach smallholder farmers in ASEAN through its Country Chapters like the PPSA to build regional and country partnerships and broker market-driven solutions for more inclusive, resilient, and sustainable food systems in Southeast Asia.

 

PPSA was formally launched by Grow Asia together with the Philippine Department of Agriculture and through the collective efforts of various stakeholders. PPSA, with the Department of Agriculture and EastWest Seed as its Co-Chairs, has brought together more than 120 organizations, reaching more than 120,000 smallholders through commodity Working Groups (WGs) focused on Coconut, Coffee, Corn, Vegetables, Rice, and Fisheries as well as cross-cutting or thematic working groups on Agri-financing, Digital Agriculture, and the Learning Alliance. Its aim is to harness the collective strength of  agricultural value chain players towards transforming food systems to become climate positive and inclusive through market-driven solutions.

Since its beginnings in 2015, PPSA has been driving partnerships that work on value chain studies, knowledge sharing, and market linkage. The latter being the most identified value it brings not only to the core members, but to an extended network of market players, from multinational companies, cooperatives, farmer associations, groups, and individual farmers. The monetary value realized by companies, and farmers alike resulting from the marking linkage initiatives facilitated marks the index of the greater benefit it gives to the lives, families, communities, and localities of the farmer producers, while also contributing to the larger spectrum of value chain development, and stable market for food security in the country.

How do we create value?

PPSA highlights the value of private and public sector engagement, regional support, inclusive business practices, digital solutions and innovations, knowledge exchange and policy advocacy, and greater synergies towards agricultural productivity.

How do we create value? PPSA highlights the value of private and public sector engagement, regional support, inclusive business practices, digital solutions and innovations, knowledge exchange and policy advocacy, and greater synergies towards agricultural productivity.

our core members

PPSA Banners.png

How did we start?

PPSA was formally launched in 2015 by Grow Asia and the Department of Agriculture in partnership with local and global companies. In 2017, Grow Asia launched its collaboration with the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), a business-led social development organization committed to poverty reduction. In June 2020, Grow Asia established PPSA as a legal entity. 

 

The collaboration established the PPSA Secretariat which serves as an in-country coordinating body. It has been providing on-the-ground support to Working Groups in the areas of performance measurement, resource mobilization, research and technical assistance as well as communications.

2015

The Philippines Partnership for Sustainable Agriculture (PPSA) was formally launched by Grow Asia and the Department of Agriculture in partnership with local and global companies.

2017

Grow Asia
Department of Agriculture

Grow Asia launched its collaboration
with the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), the country’s largest business-led social development organization committed to poverty reduction. The collaboration established the PPSA Secretariat which serves as an in-country coordinating body. Since then, it has provided on-the-ground support
to Working Groups in the areas of performance measurement, resource mobilization, research and technical assistance as well as communications.

Grow Asia
Philippine Business for Social Progress

2020

Grow Asia leads the establishment of PPSA as a legal entity in the Philippines and incorporates Grow Asia Philippines.

Grow Asia
World Economic Forum
ASEAN

PPSA is the Philippine Country Chapter of the Grow Asia network, with counterpart Country Chapters in:

Papua New Guinea

Papua

New Guinea

Myanmar

Myanmar

bottom of page