Philippine Backyard Piggeries Biogas Programme - FFTA is working on the registration of its first project with the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC). This program is being validated by Det Norske Veritas, a UNFCCC accredited third party validator. The program aims to install anaerobic digesters in 100,000 households with small backyard piggeries in the Philippines. The digesters are low technology equipment comprised of plastic drums and a cookstove and will produce biogas as the daily cooking fuel. The livelihood, households with six pigs, sells one pig a month for a potential income of $100 for food and other basic necessity. FFTA hopes to duplicate this project in other countries in the near future.FFTA is partnering with the Philippine Backyard Piggeries Biogas Corporation (PBPBC) to implement this project in 100 towns or municipalities throughout the country.
Household Dairy and Cow Fattening Program- FFTA is finalizing the design document and identifying the pilot project location for the registration of a biogas carbon reduction program. The livelihood will involve the care of two cows, either for fattening or dairy production. FFTA hopes to duplicate this project in other countries (e.g., Kenya and Ethiopia) in the near future.
Clean Cookstoves - FFTA is in the initial stages of preparing the design document to distribute clean cookstoves that use ethanol for fuel. The livelihood to be created is the planting of sweet potato, yams, or other feedstock to produce ethanol. FFTA is exploring partnership with Project Gaia to implement this project in the Philippines and in other Southeast Asian countries. FFTA hopes to incorporate additional sources of income for the household through wages from the protection and restoration of mangrove areas.
Waste to Energy - FFTA is in the initial stages of preparing the design document of converting agricultural and urban waste to household cooking energy.
Mangrove Management - FFTA is in the initial stages of preparing the design document for providing livelihoods and jobs for mangrove protection and restoration. The cooking fuel will be firewood, but reduced to as low as 20% of traditional methods through the use of efficient cookstoves.