Kalinga Mission for Indigenous Children and Youth Development, Inc. (KAMICYDI)

Kalinga Mission for Indigenous Children and Youth Development, Inc. (KAMICYDI) works to improve food security for the indigenous Kalinga people of the Philippines Cordillera, while ensuring the ecological integrity of the area's mountain forests. The association draws from traditional farming practices and customary forest management systems.

These traditional approaches have been augmented by a robust reforestation program and by the introduction of new food sources such as mud fish, soy and mango. Biodiversity monitoring using modern sampling techniques is conducted regularly to measure changes in forest composition and health. KAMICYDI has also played a leading role in regional indigenous peoples' movements to resist large-scale extractive industries, including proposed geothermal projects.


Key Facts 

Equator Prize Winner: 2004

Founded: 1996

Location: Kalinga Province

Beneficiaries: Indigenous Kalinga farmers

Biodiversity: Forest and watershed management


Case Study

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 Equator Prize 2004

 Asia and The Pacific

 Biodiversity Conservation

 Ecoagriculture and Food Security

 Freshwater Management

 Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change


Contact Information

Dr. Donato Bayubay Bumacas
Chief Executive Officer
Kalinga Mission for Indigenous Children and Youth Development Inc.
Dananao Lacnog
Tabuk, Kalinga 3800
Tel : +63 920 788 7577     
Email: kmcydkalinga@yahoo.com


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