Collab eyed to sustain value chains in Sultan Kudarat

Collab eyed to sustain value chains in Sultan Kudarat

Situated in the southwestern part of Mindanao, the municipalities of Lebak and Kalamansig in Sultan Kudarat are known for their rich natural resources. Their land is ideal for agriculture; it is seldom reached by strong typhoons; and these towns border the Moro Gulf, one of the major fishing grounds in the country.  Despite these advantages, […]

Annual Report 2021

The Peace and Equity Foundation is pleased to share highlights of last year’s successes in its Annual Report 2021. The Annual Report contains stories of PEF’s continuing efforts to support social enterprises and its celebration of its 20th anniversary of bringing Prosperity for Every Family.  To download PEF’s Annual Report 2021, click here.

Indigenous farmers find strength in numbers, defy pandemic

At this time when agriculture is bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, some 300 indigenous farmers in Bukidnon are earning more than ever. These farmers from the impoverished barangays of Dumalaguing, Guihean, Sayawan and Bontongon, locally known as “Dugus-B” in the town of Impasugong, are thriving through product consolidation and collective marketing. “We’re really […]

#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 […]

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