The 'Brain Gain' development scheme
Our founding concept is entitled “From Brain Drain to Brain Gain” which means to bring home not only the hard-earned savings but also technologies and skills learned abroad and invest it in service of local development.
For us, being sustainable means having permanent access to basic facilities and the ability to generate own income for many years to come. Sustainable interventions are ones that enable people to support themselves even after an intervention. In the past five years, PASALI has contributed to the generation of livelihoods for fisher folk, farmer households, and indigenous people groups.
We conduct technology transfer of sustainable rice production through System of Rice Intensification (SRI) to farmers.
Environmental Sustainability: Climate change mitigation
In Palimbang, farmers are taught a new system of planting rice called SRI that use less water, seeds, and without depending on extremely expensive chemical fertilizer, pesticides and herbicides. Unlike the conventional way of farming, SRI mitigates climate change because rice paddies are not flooded constantly; thus, producing less methane which contributes to global warming.
Sustainable Rural Development Program (SRDP)
Farm Support Scheme & Farmer Alliances for Resources Strengthening and Marketing Project (FARM)
. Land Tenure
·Small Infrastructure Support
· Capacity Building
· Seed Banking
· Pre/post-harvest Facilities (Motor Pool Concept)
· Linking with other Micro Finance Institution
Social Protection & Conflict Transformation
In General Santos
In a former conflict ridden area of Palimbang, Pasali contributes to peace by allowing its interventions to touch on issues on discrimination, land ownership, debt, lack of economic means (money, job)- all root causes of conflict.
At the core of the 'brain gain concept' lies the transfer of technology and mechanical skills. Pasali designs, fabricates, and installs tools that allow remote rural communities to have access to clean water, increase farm production, and energy.
Extension Service Provider
ATI taps the services of the external service providers to improve and hasten the delivery of extension services of the DA and to provide opportunities and wider participation of the private sector in the conduct of agricultural extension services.
Migrants’ initiative transforms community through enterprise, technology and people empowerment