Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Philippines: CURE hosts IFAD’s 5th country review

V. Bruce J. Tolentino, IRRI's head of communications and
partnerships, addresses ACPoR participants in a
dinner hosted by CURE at the IRRI Guesthouse.
The fifth Annual Country Programme Review (ACPoR) of IFAD—a meeting of representatives of IFAD-assisted programmes/projects in the country—was hosted this year by the Consortium for Unfavorable Rice Environments or CURE, jointly with the International Potato Center and the World Agroforestry Centre.

During the ACPoR, participants review implementation experiences, share project good practices, discuss problems encountered, and find solutions to improve program or project performance.

This year’s review, held on 28–29 November 2012 at IRRI headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna, had the theme, Managing information and knowledge in delivering impact across project cycle.

Participants to the fifth ACPoR were representatives from these IFAD-supported projects: Rural Micro Enterprise Promotion Programme (RuMEPP) under the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI); Second Cordillera Highland Agricultural Resource Management Project (CHARMP2) under the Department of Agriculture (DA); Rapid Food Production Enhancement Programme (RaFPEP) under DA, which has two sub-projects: Rapid Seed Supply Financing Project (RaSSFiP) and Irrigated Rice Production Enhancement Project (IRPEP); IFAD Medium Term Cooperation Programme (MTCP)-Philippine Farmers’ Forum (PhilFaFo), World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)-Rewards for, Use of and Shared Investment in Pro-poor Environmental Services Schemes (RUPES), International Potato Center (CIP), IRRI-CURE, National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and the COSOP Reviewers. Also present were upcoming and new project entrants: the Integrated Natural Resource and Environmental Management Project (INREMP) under DENR and Convergence on Value Chain-Enhancement for Rural Growth and Empowerment (CONVERGE) under DAR.

This year’s ACPoR was held back-to-back with IFAD-Philippines’ 6th Knowledge and Learning Market or KLM, held on 27 November 2012 at Richmonde Hotel in Ortigas, Pasig City. The KLM is an event for knowledge-sharing among policymakers, IFAD projects, and implementing government agencies and partners. It is also an interaction point with the general public through information-sharing.

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