Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation

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Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation, Inc is a non-profit organisation that helps with upland irrigation for farmers in the Philippines.[1][2][3] It was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2011.

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The foundation was formed in 1991 by Auke Idzenga, Leonidas Baterna, Gina Veloria, and Edmund Villorosa, who worked with sugar workers in Bacolod City.[1] Originally, it was a labor union which supported sugar workers who had participated in the government's new agrarian reform program.[1] Idzenga, Baterna, Veloria, and Villorosa founded the organization when they observed the issue of the "inaccessibility of supply of potable water and irrigation experienced by rural upland communities."[1] Idzenga, who was a marine engineer, developed the hydraulic ram pump as a solution.[1]

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