Farmers’ Association for Rural Upliftment (FARU)
The Farmers' Association for Rural Upliftment (FARU) is an initiative of the Chananaw indigenous people of Kalinga Province in the Philippines. The initiative aims to protect the environmental integrity of the Chananaw's ancestral domain through improved land management and more efficient agricultural techniques. Catalysts for the formation of the initiative included large-scale mining and geothermal projects, as well as local slash-and-burn agricultural practices.
In response, FARU revived an indigenous community conserved area – the Chananaw Ullikong, and improved farm productivity through the introduction of locally-appropriate technologies and agricultural practices. Since the initiative began, rice production has increased by 36 per cent, significantly reducing poverty rates.
Equator Prize Winner: 2010
Location: Kalinga Province
Beneficiaries: Chananaw (Dananao) indigenous people
Biodiversity: 9 sq-km Chananaw Ullikong (ICCA)
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Equator Prize 2010
Asia And The Pacific
Ecoagriculture and Food Security
Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change
Kalinga, Philippines 3804
Tel: 63 927 987 7757
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