Sagip Saka

January 29, 2012



What is Sagip Saka?

Sagip Saka is an advocacy to achieve sustainable modern agriculture and food security by transforming agricultural communities to reach their full potential, improving farmers’ and fishers’ quality of life, and bridging gaps through public-private partnerships. It will do this through interventions in the following areas: (1) providing access to investments and credit, (2) opening access to market, (3) rolling out infrastructure, (4) strengthening research and development, (5) organizing farmer communities and cooperatives, (6) ensuring the quality and consistency of supply, (7) mitigating the risks brought about by climate change.

Sagip Saka is meant to give agriculture and fisheries the primacy that it deserves by focusing on improving the quality of life of our farmers and fisherfolk and, in doing so, building sustainable farming communities nationwide as a means to achieve food security. Only through strong public-private partnerships can we achieve this.



The Sagip Saka logo

Sagip Saka logo intro video

The Sagip Saka anthem

What are the five (5) pillars of Sagip Saka?

(1) the Department of Agriculture and other government agencies, (2) the business sector, (3) farmers and fishers cooperatives, (4) civil society organizations and micro-finance institutions, (5) and local government units.


Who are the 24 pilot beneficiaries of Sagip Saka?

1. Rice farmers in Ifugao Province (Rehabilitation of the Ifugao Rice Teraces (Rehabilitation of Dikes) IFUGAO

2. Rice Terraces Farmers Cooperative (Buy and Sell of Heirloom Rice) IFUGAO

3. Sagrada Pamilia Cooperative (Vegetable and organic fertilizer production, aquaculture and livestock production) SOLANA, ISABEL

4. Gawad Kalinga (GK Enchanted Farm) Angat, Bulacan

5. San Jose City LGU (Cold Storage Facility) SAN JOSE, NUEVA ECIJA

6. Amungan Farmers MPCI (Mango and Vegetable Production) IBA, ZAMBALES

7. Kooperatiba sa Patuloy na Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (Establishment of Cassava Nurseries / Provision of Farm Inputs) SAN PABLO, LAGUNA

8. Antipolo City LGU (Development of Suman Industry) ANTIPOLO CITY, RIZAL

9. Coffee Farmers of Amadeo (Acquisition of Coffee Roasting Machine) AMADEO, CAVITE

10. Province of Cavite (LGU) (Acquisition of Roasting Machine and Coffee Demo Farm (Coffee Experience) CAVITE PROVINCE

11. Mindoro Ecological and Sustainable Agriculture Federation (MESAFED) (Small-scale Calamansi Producer’s Collective Test Marketing Project) ORIENTAL MINDORO, VICTORIA, SOCORRO, POLA, NAUAN

12. Tiwi, Albay LGU (Construction of Fish Port) TIWI, ALBAY

13. Gawad Kalinga (GK Enchanted Farm), DAET, CAMARINES NORTE

14.Gawad Kalinga (GK Enchanted Farm) LIBMANAN, CAMARINES SUR

15. Gawad Kalinga (GK Enchanted Farm), VICTORIA, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL

16. Sugar Farmers of Negros Occidental (7 ARB Coops) (Credit Facility thru PinoyME) NEGROS OCCIDENTAL

17. Bohol Province (6 towns) (Countrywide Action Program: Purok Power Movement (capacity building / technical assistance) BOHOL PROVINCE

18. Samahang Mangingisda ng Brgy. Himo-Aw (Acquisition of Ring Net Fishing Gear (Sinsuro) BRGY. HIMO-AW, HILONGOS, LEYTE

19.Danlugan Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (Microfinance for farm inputs to benefit farmers producing corn, palay, camote, mani, cassava) PAGADIAN CITY, ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR

20. Panaw Sumilao MPC, (Provision of tractor and farm inputs) SUMILAO, BUKIDNON

21. Gawad Kalinga (GK Enchanted Farm) BRGY. CATIGAN, DAVAO CITY

22. Lupon ng San Isidro Farmers Organization (Coco Based Business and Marketing Development Project) SAN ISIDRO, DAVAO ORIENTAL

23. Cagangohan Women Association (Polyculture of Milkfish and Siganids in Marine Fish Cage) BRGY. CAGANGOHAN, PANABO CITY, DAVAO DEL NORTE

24. PAKISAMA (Sagip Saka Partner for Technical Assistance and Capacity Building (organizing, etc.)


Sen. Kiko Pangilinan’s Sagip Saka Keynote speech