The Philippine Agrarian Reform Foundation for National Development, Inc. (PARFUND) is a non-stock, non-profit organization that supports the programs and projects of small non-government and people’s organizations (NGOs and POs) that are engaged in promoting agrarian reform and rural development (ARRD) in the Philippines.
PARFUND was established in 1993 by leading personalities in the Philippine agrarian reform movement who wanted to address the lack of funding for grassroots initiatives in agrarian reform and rural development. Among PARFUND’s founding members are Bishop Antonio Ledesma, Mahar Mangahas, Romana delos Reyes, Sixto Roxas and Victor Tan.
PARFUND mobilizes resources to ensure that ARRD projects will have a source of support. PARFUND helps sustain the efforts of landless farmers and farm workers to acquire land through the Philippine Government’s Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).