#CollabWorks: Ifugao coop gets coffee processing center to boost production

Asipulo, Ifugao – Coffee farmers of Hojap Multi-Purpose Cooperative (Hojap MPC) will soon yield higher coffee quality and boost production with the newly constructed Ifugao Coffee Processing and Marketing Enterprise Center. In partnership with the Philippine Rural Development Program (PRDP) and the provincial government of Ifugao, the processing center will help Hojap MPC expand its […]

Annual Report 2020

The Peace and Equity Foundation is pleased to share highlights of last year’s successes in its Annual Report 2020. The Annual Report contains stories of its efforts to help social enterprises amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.  To download PEF’s Annual Report 2020, click here.

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Bringing opportunities to indigenous communities

The municipality of Impasugong is a first-class municipality in Bukidnon. Known as the province, tribal capital, the town is home to different indigenous groups, primarily Higaonons, and other tribes like Talaandig and Umayamnon. While indigenous culture flourish in the town, poverty persists, with 47% poverty incidence reported by Philippine Statistic Authority in 2015.[1] With farming […]

Empowering local coffee farmers through rejuvenation

In Asipulo, Ifugao, home of the famous high-quality local coffee, Hojap Kesi’melan coffee, farmers are producing more coffee beans to satisfy its ever-growing demand. Through the Hojap Multi-Purpose Cooperative (Hojap), with support from the Peace and Equity Foundation and the local government, 100 coffee farmers are currently part of a rejuvenation project in Asipulo, where […]

Kalsada Coffee: Making inroads despite the pandemic

According to the International Coffee Organization, the consumption of coffee around the world is expected to decrease by 0.5% because of the effects of COVID-19 pandemic. With closures of many businesses and restrictions in transporting goods, it is no wonder that the coffee industry is reeling from the effects of the lockdowns implemented around the […]

Making coffee world-class in Bukidnon

Bukidnon is known for its world-class, high quality coffee. In 2018, coffee farmers from the province won 2nd and 4th places respectively in the Robusta category of the Philippine Coffee Quality Competition. A year later, another Robusta coffee farmer, Lorna Libante, was featured in the Specialty Coffee Expo in Boston, Massachusetts. Behind these successes is […]

Coops extend relief support to IP groups in Mindanao

According to a report from the United Nations*, COVID-19 poses a grave threat to indigenous communities throughout world. Already facing poor access to sanitation and technology, the indigenous people (IP) is one of the most vulnerable sectors in the pandemic. In Mindanao, some cooperatives have supported the IPs in lessening the impact of the pandemic […]

Farmers and fisherfolks: Ensuring food security in the time of pandemic

While the country grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, a sector in the rural frontlines are silently working to ensure that food will always be on every Filipino families’ table: our farmers and fisherfolks. On May 25, the Department of Agriculture formally declared the national observance of Farmers and Fisherfolks Month to pay tribute to the […]

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