The National Engagement Strategy (NES) was initiated as a response to the need for the International Land Coalition (ILC) to engage in selected countries in a focused, coherent, and coordinated manner that emerged from past lessons. ILC has been a development partner of Philippine CSOs engaged in promoting asset reform and pointing out the deficiencies of policies in current land and resource rights.

ILC NES in the Philippines synergizes the efforts of the civil society organisations (CSOs) with other stakeholders such as government and international organisations in building on previous efforts to increase and strengthen access to and control of land and other natural resources in rural sectors.

The NES multi-stakeholder platform in the Philippines has been spearheaded by seven CSOs members of ILC with government institutions, intergovernmental institutions, and community organisations to implement strategies towards the proper implementation of land-related laws and policies:

angoc Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (ANGOC)

A regional association of 15 national and regional networks of non-government organizations (NGOs) in Asia actively engaged in food security, agrarian reform, sustainable agriculture, participatory governance and rural development.

Focal person: Nathaniel Don Marquez, Executive Director

afa Asian Farmers Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA)

A regional alliance of national federations and organizations of small scale farmers in promoting cooperation and solidarity among Asian farmers.

Focal person: Jun Virola, National Coordinator

arnow People’s Campaign for Agrarian Reform Network, Inc. (AR Now!)

An advocacy and campaign center for the promotion of agrarian reform and sustainable development.

Focal person: Wilson Requez, National Coordinator

carrd Center for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (CARRD)

A non-stock, non-profit organization working for agrarian reform and rural development.

Focal person: Joy Demaluan, Executive Director

pafid Philippine Association for Intercultural Development, Inc. (PAFID)

A social development organization which has been assisting Philippine indigenous communities secure or recover traditional lands and waters.

Focal person: Dave de Vera, Executive Director
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pakisama Pambansang Kilusan ng mga Samahang Magsasaka (PAKISAMA)

A national confederation of small farmers’ and fishers’ organizations empowering Filipino farmers, fisherfolks, indigenous peoples, and women advocating for genuine sustainable agrarian reforms and rural development.

Focal persons: Raul Socrates Banzuela and Armand Ridao

tsmapalad Task Force Mapalad (TFM)

TFM is national federation of farmers, farm workers and individuals working for agrarian reform and rural development.

Focal persons: Armando Jarilla, Executive Director and Lani Factura

xsf Xavier Science Foundation, Inc. (XSF)

A legal and financial mechanism generating and managing resources to support the social and educational endeavors of Xavier University and other non-profit institutions.

Focal persons: Roel Ravanera and Renante Salcedo