2. TEN BENEFITS AND FEATURES OF SPECIAL PARTNER INSTITUTIONS 1. To join all MAP ABCDF’s regular weekly meetings, (usually Tuesday breakfast and Thursday) out of town trips and all other activities with all the privileges and under the same terms as current MAP ABCDF members. Please anticipate the announcements, usually one month in advance. Attendance will be made the same user-pay term as applicable to all MAP ABCDF members (currently: P500/breakfast; P700/lunch). 2. To partake of the high educational, economic and social take home value content conveyed by MAP ABCDF’s guest resources during its weekly meetings and to then interact closely with the individual members and with the group as a whole. 3. To directly access MAP ABCDF’s members before, during and after each meeting. MAP ABCDF has in its roster many senior, active and retired individuals who have been tried and tested as successful entrepreneurs, owners of medium and large scale businesses, professional managers with the rank of chairman or president, government technocrats up to the rank of cabinet secretary, current or former members of Congress and distinguished academicians. 4. To consider many actual Agribusiness and Countryside opportunities offered, noting that Agribusiness is one of the few areas clearly given (together with ICT and BPO’s) high growth potentials in the country. Thus, to be able to identify, relate and –where desired - to profitably partner with projects that result in the improvement and development of the Philippine Countryside. 5. At the option of any of its designated representatives to propose, deliberate, adapt and act on, solely or jointly with MAP ABCDF or any of its members, any product, service and advocacy regarding agribusiness and countryside development in particular and the economy in general. 6. To participate in the continuing Outreach Program of MAP ABCDF, such as its SENIORVERSITY Program, which enables every participating member to access schools, business and professional organizations and other non-government organizations in the countryside and to contribute his-her share to develop specific social and economic opportunities arising there form be they product, service or technology driven. 7. To provide, secure, exchange, validate and initiate the necessary and continuing research work in order to improve and complete the information required to make better and more relevant economic, business and social decisions. 8. To access and to be accorded active and interactive electronic status with MAP ABCDF at its website where the contents of all meetings are immediately and fully logged. 9. To optionally co-host jointly, in lieu of or in addition to its own activities, at least once a month, any of MAP ABCDF’s meetings. This co-hosting privilege will honor and adapt all its rites, ceremonies, functions, etc. and will be provided equal billing during the formal joint meetings. 10. To further project the Special Partner Institution as a major player in the shaping of agribusiness and countryside development, on both local and national levels. The SPECIAL PARTNER INSTITUTION contributes a one-time investment of P100, 000.00 for all its designated representatives. No annual dues are levied on any designated representatives. [A regular member of MAP ABCDF contributes an annual fee of P5000.00 and P10.000.00 per individual and corporate (entitled to two representatives) member.] The following are the current SPECIAL PARTNER INSTITUTIONS of MAP ABCDF: A.) Multinational Foundation, Inc. B.) Philippines-Finland Society C.) CS Foundation D.) MFI Foundation, Inc. E.) All Transport Network CSR F.) Friends of the Earth Foundation, Inc. G.) Laperal Heritage Foundation H.) People's Alliance For Progress Multi-Purpose Cooperative

  3. 2M PUNO para sa KK (KALIKASAN, KAUNLARAN) Project (2008)
  4. The "2M Puno Para Sa KK" Project (the Project) involves the planting and nurturing of about two million trees by individuals and groups throughout the Philippines by current and future registered listeners of KK. The Project also aims to contribute to the sustainability of the Philippines through the implementation of various types of ESD Projects addressing local concerns, with the tree planting as just a component of such projects. Thus, its tag line is "Plant & Nurture a Tree Today, Grow a Sustainable Nation Tomorrow!" The Project also aims to develop environmental stewards and leaders who are knowledgeable on complex ESD issues. Thus, the emphasis on encouraging project participants to become registered listeners of KK!

    In order to encourage high level of participation in the Project, EIA/KK and Manila Jaycees are jointly implementing contests on the Best ESD Plans and the Best ESD Projects that will arise from the nationwide "2M Puno Para sa KK" Project. EIA/KK and the Manila Jaycees will work with the local DENR and GREEN Army Offices and the local chapters of the cooperating organizations in monitoring the ESD Projects over time.

  5. MALUNGGAY para sa KK (KALIKASAN, KAUNLARAN) Project (2008)
  6. The "Malunggay Para sa KK" Project (henceforth referred to as the Project) is a joint undertaking of EARTH Institute Asia, Inc. (EARTH) and Secura International Corporation (Secura), EARTH is a non-stock, non-profit organization that promotes environmental protection and sustainable development and has the radio program Kalikasan, Kaunlaran! (KK!) at DZRH-AM radio. Secura is a Filipino-owned corporation that produces natural ingredients and fruit enzymes and provides sustainable livelihood opportunities in the countryside.

    Participants in this Project may also join the "2M Puno Para sa KK" Project, a joint project of EARTH and Manila Jaycees that includes contests on Best Environmental and Sustainable Development (ESD) Plan and Best ESD Project, with each participant using tree planting as a core undertaking for a broader ESD Project addressing local concerns.

    Through these two projects, EARTH participates in the "Trees for Life" Project of the GREEN Army that is supported by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

  7. The Medina Pilot Project (2003-2004)
  8. This is an area-based development program for coconut farms in Misamis Oriental. The project is being done in partnership with Medina Foundation, CS Foundation and the Fiesta Brands, Inc.

  9. The Agribusiness Development Centers (ADC) Project
  10. The program promoted agribusiness investments with emphasis on sustainbale productivity in the countryside, encourage long-term and mutually profitable partnership between agribusiness frims and farmer cooperatives or entrepreneur.

    1. Agribusiness Investment Information Management System
    2. Agribusiness Centers
      • Cotabato Agribusiness Development and Technology Center
      • Cagayan de Oro Agribusiness Center
      • Negros Oriental and Occidental ADC
      • Cordillera/Benguet ADC
      • South Cotabato ADC
    3. Investment Assistance
      • Corn-Cassava contract growing
      • Corn Feedstock Service Center
      • Banana First Frying Operations
      • Spomato Processing
      • Abaca/Fiber production
      • Box factory for Asparagus Exports
      • Rubber Production
      • Oil Palm
      • Sweet Potato

  11. Agribusiness Management Assistance Project
  12. This was a joint development venture betweem DA-NAFC and MAP ABCD Foundation which operated for a 3-month term funded by the Livelihood Enhancement for Agricultural Development (LEAD) 2000 program. In 1996, the program covered 28 provinces and assisted 203 farmer and fisher folk organizations with 37,000 members.

    In its second phase, the AMAP provided assistance to 13 provinces. The 13 provinces were Antique, Camarines Sur, Iloilo, Guimaras, Laguna, Leyte, Misamis Oriental, Negros Oriental, Nueva Ecija, North Cotabato, Pampanga and Tawi-tawi. The program selected agri-fishery groups to serve as provincial business models to which the efforts of the foundation were directed while reaching out to toher areas thorugh training programs. The assistance covered 42 agri-fishery groups with some 30,450 beneficiaries.

    The education component of the project resulted to sixty-nine (69) trainings with 2,750 participants. Twenty-three of the trainings were for production, one for marketing, and fifteen for finance and thirty for organizational development.

    In 1999, the 3rd phase/tranche of the LEAD fund provided to 62 cooperatives in 31 provinces in 11 regions nationwide. The assistance provided support to 22,686 cooperative members and 136,116 beneficiaries.