CSO leaders convene for 17th PEF General Assembly

PEF Executive Director, Roberto R. Calingo, presented to the General Assembly (GA) the Foundation’s achievements in 2018 to bring the organization to its goal of creating self-sustaining households and communities. “We started focusing on selected communities and areas that we are working with. From 16 provinces, we shifted our focus to eight (8) areas to […]

Community leader introduces new methods of crab fattening

Community leader and Coalition of Municipal Fisherfolks Association of Zamboanga Sibugay chair Roberto Ballon teaches new techniques of crab fattening to 20 fisherfolk in Brgy. Walay, Padre Burgos, Quezon. He gamely shows how he ties the crabs for transport to buyers. “Pag nag-alaga kayo ng King Crab, aabot ng isang libong piso kada piraso ang […]

Supporting SE partners through Agroenterprise Development

PEF partners – LAAK MULTI-PURPOSE COOPERATIVE, Cocolink, Franklin Baker Company of the Philippines, and LGU SAN Isidro Davao del Norte – beefed up their marketing skills with the Agroenterprise Development training on 7-8 February 2019 in Laak, Compostela Valley. The 8-step clustering approach, developed by CRS Philippines, covers market-driven strategies and practices linking the farmers to markets. #agroenterprise #pefscaleup

Implementation of law easing rice imports to begin March 5

The new law easing import restrictions on rice will take effect on March 5, the Department of Finance (DOF) clarified Tuesday. A DOF press release on Monday said that the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the rice tariffication law will be enacted on March 3. The DOF is part of the National Food Authority (NFA) Council.  Read more: […]

A new coffee processing center will open soon in Lebak, Sultan Kudarat

A new coffee processing center will open soon in Lebak, Sultan Kudarat! Supported by Peace & Equity Foundation and the Department of Agrarian Reform, Philippines, the post- harvest facility of the Keytodac Coffee Growers Association will provide services to coffee farmers in Sultan Kudarat. #pefscaleup #pefgrowstheenterprise #coffeePH #socialenterprise

UN, Japan to implement $1.76-M agri program in Mindanao

MANILA — Japan and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations will start implementing their USD1.76 million agricultural training program for the Bangsamoro region in March 2019, the FAO announced Wednesday. Read more: UN, Japan to implement $1.76-M agri program in Mindanao