In 1991, Agro-Eco Philippines, Inc., first known as MASIPAG Mindanao, Inc., Started its development work with the poor farming communities in Mindanao.
The group was established thru the active involvement of farmers groups, Church-based organizations, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Local Government Units (LGUs) who, altogether advocates for Sustainable Development.
The strong partnership and altruism among farmers, dioceses and NGOs, manifested in their sharing of knowledge to other farming communities, lead to its further expansion.
In 2005, a 14-hectare Biodiversity Center was established in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon through the assistance of faith-based organizations in Europe.
In 2016, In response to the organizational evolution, growth and intention to serve more farming communities around the country, the group adopted a new name, thus the Agro-Eco Philippines, Inc. or Farmers and Advocates Partnership for Agroecological Development.
The organization currently sits as the NGO representative to the National Organic Agriculture Board (NOAB) of the Department of Agriculture (DA), with active participation in Food and Agriculture Oranization (FAO) of United Nations (UN) and CIDSE.
At present, with a growing number of 305 farmers’ Organizations, The Agro-Eco Philippines, Inc. continues to expand on a national and international level through its partnerships.