The Philippines Partnership for Sustainable Agriculture (PPSA) is a multi-stakeholder partnership platform that aims to engage smallholder farmers and market players towards social-economic growth and competitive advantage. The PPSA was catalyzed by Grow Asia to bring together different sectors and actors to co-develop and scale initiatives to address key issues in agriculture. In 2017, Grow Asia Collaborated with the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), a business-led social development organization committed to poverty reduction to establish the PPSA Secretariat.
Grow Asia was established by the World Economic Forum, in collaboration with the ASEAN Secretariat, to convene, facilitate, and help scale action-focused partnerships aligned with national agriculture agenda.
PPSA Guiding Principles
Multi-stakeholder and inclusive
Focus on the smallholder farmer
Country-led and locally-driven
Key Strategic Focuses
Efficient implementation of crop value chain projects and scaling up of successful projects, in alignment with national programs and government priorities
Regularization of the PPSA Secretariat operations and systems, including formalization of governance and working
bodies to ensure leadership and strategic direction setting
Management and creation of partnerships to engage more companies and Philippine-based stakeholders