Landcare Foundation of the Philippines (LFPI)

Issues relevant to Landcare

Like many developing countries in the Asian region, the Philippines has a number of rural development issues that can benefit from a Landcare Approach. These include:

  1. Land degradation  from inappropriate  farming practices.
  2. Rural poverty from a combination of population pressure, lack of land and capital resources, lack of access to new and more efficient production technologies, and lack of access to market opportunities.
  3. Rural conflict from lack of security of land tenure, lack of peace and order, and competing land uses.
  4. Isolation and lack of services as a result of remoteness and poor rural infrastructure.
  5. Farmers’ lack of recognition and ownership of problems, and their lack of leadership in resolving these problems.

Our Advocacies

Landcare will continuously support local initiatives for sustainable agriculture and natural resources management in the Philippine uplands and other ecosystems through action-research and extension services mainly in partnership with local peoples’ organization, local government units and other service providers in the environment and agricultural sector.

Specifically, Landcare’s advocacies are focus on livelihood development for small farmers within the context of soil and water conservation, integrated sustainable agriculture, climate change adaptation and mitigation and natural resource management.

Contact Us

Door 2-A, CST Apartments, Apollo St., Hillside Subdivision,
Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City
Philippines 9000
Telefax: +63 88 851 1224
Mobile: +63 917 726 5042