Discovering models for inclusive agricultural value chains in Zamboanga Sibugay

As part of the joint action research on agriculture value chains, study teams from PEF and the UP Center for Integrative Development Studies (CIDS), visited the fisherfolk organization Kapunungan sa Gagmay ng Mangingisda sa Concepcion (KGMC) in Zamboanga Sibugay in November.

KGMC Chair and community leader Roberto "Ka Dodoy" Ballon presented to the team their efforts in conserving the natural resources of the coastal areas within Sibuguey Bay while helping the communities improve their income through sustainable livelihood.

The KGMC is one of four cases that the UP CIDS through its “Escaping the Middle-Income Trap: Chains for Change or EMIT C4C” program is studying to understand the key elements that would enable inclusive and sustainable partnerships in agricultural value chains.