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GRAISEA Programme: The Plight of Banana Farmers in the Philippines |

As the second largest producer of bananas in the world, the Philippines has become a major player in the banana exporting industry. However, hundreds of banana farmers in the country face contract issues that reduce their incomes and increase their vulnerabilities to different kinds of risks, such as climate variability and disasters.

To improve the situation of these banana farmers, the Gender Transformative and Responsible Agribusiness Investments in South East Asia (GRAISEA) programme, through its partner IDEALS, has conducted legal clinics and financial management seminars,; facilitated engagements with the government, banana companies, and other stakeholders,; and implemented gender-based training to encourage more women participation in the industry.

For more information about the GRAISEA programme, visit:


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