Global Organic and Wellness Corporation (GlowCorp)
In the early 2005, the Philippine Development Assistance Programme (PDAP) implemented a program to help develop two sunrise industries—organic rice and muscovado sugar. The program provided technical support to more than 20 farmer associations and cooperatives in strengthening their production, processing and marketing capacities.
In 2009, eight groups organized themselves into what is now the Global Organic and Wellness Corporation (GlowCorp). Their goal is to empower farmers by helping them create a common marketing platform where they can control the price, and how their products are to be connected to the market. GlowCorp is the first marketing corporation in the Philippines that markets organic products owned by the farmers.