Sharing our resources, opinions, views and insights to support our ecosystem.


Research papers generated by our own analysts as well as other experienced professionals and post-graduate students inspired and/or assisted by IISLA based on our fields of expertise and engagement.

    Making a Healthy Plate Accessible

    This paper explores the cultural and socio-economic factors underlying the food choices of Filipinos and their readiness to embrace conscious consumption to positively impact their health, the lives of farmers, and the environment.

    Sustainable Agriculture in the Philippines

    This report offers our insight on the sustainable agriculture landscape of the Philippines. Diving deeper into organic agriculture, IISLA explores the policies and practices as well as its potential dangers.

    Rural Finance in the Philippines: An Overview of Policies, Practices and Challenges

    This report offers a landscape analysis of the rural financial system shaped by a myriad of policy and regulatory frameworks.

    Beyond Agricultural Policies and Financing: A forecast on supply and demand of rice and vegetables in the Philippines

    This report offers insights into the current food system and culture of the Philippines, highlighting the existing structural challenges and some initiatives to address them.

    Food Sovereignty and Rice Self-Sufficiency: Food System Alternatives for the Philippines

    Food sovereignty is presented as an alternative model that subsumes wealth accumulation under social production, emphasising the centrality of production in the valued life of farmers and peasants.


Collection of learning materials produced, inspired and/or supported by IISLA made available to the public.


Insights and thoughts of IISLA and its network.

    2022, A Great Year Ahead

    Happy New Year! Our CEO and Founder, Jennifer Viloria, shares a message of hope for 2022.

    An insiders look into the most recent IISLA forum – Beyond Logistics: Optimising Food Distribution

    At the beginning of September, the IISLA team invited a group of industry professionals to come together and discuss the food distribution system in the Philippines.

    The Plastic Problem: A by-product of deeper issues?

    Today, plastic is ubiquitous throughout the food distribution network and many rely on these packaged goods to provide nutritious food for themselves and their communities.

    Redefining Philanthropy in an Enterprising Ecosystem

    Our concept of philanthropy must go beyond fund utilisation.

    SRG – IISLA Partnership: A valuable milestone amidst adversity

    A blog by Dr. Glenda Antonio, Founder, President and CEO of Spring Rain Global in partnering with IISLA.

    Advancing Equitable Livelihood in the Philippines Food System – UN Food System Summit, Independent Dialogue

    On May 25th, IISLA came together to host its very first Independent Dialogue for the UN Food Systems Summit joined by an array of experts, advocates, civil society and policymakers. In preparation, we set out to construct a landscape that was both inclusive and diverse.

    Rural Development Beyond Microfinance

    Along with the inaccessibility of capital are many on-the-ground challenges including farmers’ lack of sufficient information about their risk profile, their weak credit absorption capacity, and most of all, their limited cash flow to pay the loans. Education is needed on the ground to help farmers understand these challenges.

    IISLA Partners with Numbers with Matter PH

    IISLA and Numbers That Matter PH will be partnering for a new program that puts the spotlight on understanding and, ultimately, evaluating social impact vis-a-vis financial sustainability and conscious investment.

    Inclusive Innovations: A Summary

    Inclusive Innovations is one of two same-day, back-to-back events hosted by IISLA Ventures last October 6, 2020. The event relaunched IISLA Ventures to chosen partners, collaborators, and stakeholders in the social impact community.

    Agripreneurship Beyond Farming: A Summary

    In keeping with IISLA Ventures’ mission to be a conduit for rural prosperity, it continues to host a monthly session of knowledge-based webinars and on-the-ground events called IISLA Forum. Last October 06, 2020, the platform hosted two same-day, back-to-back events called Inclusive Innovations and Agripreneurship Beyond Farming.