The participants are primarily women and men small farmers who are members of AFA and FO partners of DHRRA members at the country level plus other groups of small farmers and stakeholders in the identified commodity or industry sector in three pilot countries namely Philippines,Cambodia and Vietnam.
The pilot sites are selected based on the following criteria:
- presence of enterprising organized communities producing surplus and willing to engage the market
- presence of organizations (NGOs/POs) interested and potential for market intermediation roles
- core stakeholders with previous experience in partnership mechanism
Aside from the small farmers as focal point, other important stakeholders shall be mobilized in the project e.g. NGOs and government and intergovernmental agencies ASEAN, academe and research groups, media, business sector (traders, processors, supermarket chain, input suppliers, commodity chambers, marketing groups, etc.). These stakeholders will be part of a partnership mechanism that shall be installed as a necessary platform for coordination and closer cooperation.