SDGP Facility award ceremony: Celebrating the award of our two SDGP projects in Philippines and Indonesia

On June 6, the SDGP Facility Award Ceremony was held in The Hague. Aidenvironment was awarded the SDGP grant for both of our application projects: ‘Going Bananas’ in the Philippines (as lead) and ‘Sugar & Steam’ in Indonesia (as partner organization). We are grateful for this and feel very excited to start working on the two interesting projects together with SDGP and our partners!

Through the SDG Partnership Facility (SDGP), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs wants to actively contribute to SDGs 2 (zero hunger), 8 (better jobs) and 17 (partnerships).To effectively contribute to these goals, working through partnerships between private sector, knowledge institutions, NGOs, CSO and producers is considered key. This year, Aidenvironment applied for the SDGP grant in two different partnerships, one in the Philippines and one in Indonesia. Find below a short explanation of the two projects: Aidenvironment will be taking the lead on the Going Bananas project in Cotabato, The Philippines. This project aims to contribute to peace and sustainable economic development by restoration of agriculture-based livelihoods for over 12,000 farmer households in Carmen, North Cotabato. By introducing climate resilient farming, incentives in the form of seedlings, improved market conditions and landscape interventions the farmers will become productive smallholders. This will result in an improved income for at least 2,000 farmers and an increase in nutritional value and food security for their families.

Our partners in this project are Treelife, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Municipality of Carmen and the University of Southern Mindanao.  

Aidenvironment will contribute as a partner to the Sugar & Steam project in Indonesia. The project’s purpose is to improve the incomes, productivity and climate resilience of over 2,000 farmers, of which 60% are female, in Indonesia’s Kulon Progo District through value chain integration and the introduction of suitable on-farm practices and technologies. The project will also contribute to creating sustainable and ecologically sound food chains, better labour conditions and ethical working procedures throughout the value chain.

Our partners in this project are Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences (lead organization), PT Aliet Green and the Indonesian Department of Forestry and Plantation.  

For more information please contact Rommert Schram.