Partners


NETWORK MEMBERSHIP

The People’s Campaign for Agrarian Reform Now or AR Now! was established in 1997 with the objective of reviving and reintegrating agrarian reform and rural development in the national agenda. It is a network of institutions whose mission is to engage government to seriously implement agrarian reform by waging nationally coordinated campaigns for pro-agrarian reform and sustainable rural development policies.  It was in 2006 when KAISAHAN became a member of AR Now!

The Alternative Law Groups or ALG is a coalition of 20 non-government organizations with legal program components that adhere to the principles and values of alternative or developmental law. These organizations have distinct programs for developmental legal assistance that is primarily concerned with the pursuit of public interest, respect for human rights and promotion of social justice

CLUP NOW LOGOCampaign for Land Use Policy Now (CLUP Now!) is a loose multi-sectoral coalition of POs and NGOs advocating for the enactment of a national land use and management act that will address the multi-faceted, multi-sectoral character of land use.  It was established to put pressure on Congress in passing a comprehensive and responsive national land use act.

CLUP Now! is presently composed of 33 POs, NGOs and civil society advocates representing the concerns of fisherfolks, peasants, indigenous peoples, urban poor and environmental groups.  It strongly supports the passage of the bill on the national land use act  filed by Rep. Arlene “Kaka” Bag-ao, Rep. Teddy Baguilat, and Rep. Bolet Banal. KAISAHAN has been the secretariat of CLUP Now! since 2010.

The Coconut Industry Reform Movement, Inc. or COIR is a movement of 3 national peasant organizations and 6 NGOs that works toward the revitalization of the coconut industry under a just social order. COIR envisions a coconut industry that is dynamic and can contribute to national development powered by organized, liberated and enlightened small coconut farmers and their communities who have control of significant aspects of the industry from farm production to processing, marketing, and technological research and development and have effective participation in governance and policy-making, adhering to the principles of social justice, solidarity, sustainable development and respect for basic human rights regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion and age.

A consortium of alternative legal resource institutions working for agrarian reform and rural development.  The Paralegal Education Skills Advancement and Networking Technology or PESANTech have been engaged for 19 years now in paralegal formation and legal services at the countryside. Under this program, these groups have been developing the capacity of farmers and their organizations on legal matters in order to facilitate agrarian reform implementation. To date, they have already trained more than 6,000 paralegals nationwide.

The Task-Force LSR or TFLSR is a loose coalition composed of NGOs, PO, national line agencies and individuals united to push for the passage of the Local Sectoral Representation, which is a major provision on people participation in the Local Government Code providing for three sectoral representatives in local legislative councils. It is a campaign center involved in lobby, networking, information and education and media work.

The Uma Republika or UR envisions itself as a prosperous social enterprise for farmers which is a Public-Private-Social Enterprise Partnership (PPSP) best practice in the Philippines.  UR believes in social entrepreneurship as a vehicle for promoting development that would directly benefit farmers, respond to their needs, and improve the quality of their lives.  It does so primarily through empowering farmers to develop community-based enterprises, enabling them to effectively manage these enterprises through training and coaching, and assisting them in marketing and product development.