Business and civil society leaders join PEF board

Mr. Senen C. Bacani first served in the PEF board from 2001 to 2008 as one of its founding trustees representing the business sector. Since then, he continued his active involvement as a member of the PEF Finance & Investments Committee. Apart from Mr. Bacani’s engagement in various organizations notably Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation, Inc., […]

Scoping for social enterprises in Samar

On May 10, 2018, PEF area officer Alberto P. Roslinda Jr. and SE Institute Manager Merlyn A. Francisco headed to Homonhon Island, a 3-hour boat ride from the Guiuan Eastern Samar port, to meet with calamansi growers (farmers) and local organizations engaged in calamansi processing. The team visited Brgy. Bitaugan where calamansi farming has been […]

Cacao growers seen benefiting from stringent EU limits for cadmium

Philippine cacao growers are expected to gain from a European Union (EU) law that limited the maximum levels of cadmium in cocoa-based products, according to the Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) in Geneva, Switzerland. Read more: Cacao growers seen benefiting from stringent EU limits for cadmium

Boosting Tuburan’s coffee production

To boost coffee production in the town of Tuburan, Cebu, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) turned over yesterday a shared service post-harvest facility worth P1.1 million. Read more: Boosting Tuburan’s coffee production 

Coffee farmers take time out to learn about sustainability

LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET—Some 280 individuals from Benguet’s coffee farming trade and coffee farming communities attended the recently concluded Kape Kabuhayan Kinabukasan Summit 2018, a conference on sustainable agricultural practices organized by Foundation for Sustainable Coffee Excellence (FSCE) and Henry and Sons in partnership with the local government of La Trinidad. Read more: Coffee farmers take time […]

Project COCONUT launched in Quezon

Lucena City, Quezon – Coconut farmers in Quezon have a brighter future to look forward to following the recent launch of COllaboration for COconut Productivity and NUrturing Farmers’ Trade or Project COCONUT of Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation, through its social arm, Pilipinas Shell Foundation Inc. (PSFI) Read more: Project COCONUT launched in Quezon

Negros coffee industry mulls ‘localization’

BACOLOD CITY — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is spearheading efforts to “localize” Negros Occidental’s coffee industry to make it more in-tune with the government’s broader Philippine Coffee Industry Roadmap for 2017 to 2022. Read more: Negros coffee industry mulls ‘localization’

Coffee stakeholders in Negros Occidental eye industry development action plan

Stakeholders, both from the government and private sector, are coming up with a specific action plan for the development of coffee industry in Negros Occidental, based on the six-year national roadmap for the said commodity. Read more: Coffee stakeholders in Negros Occidental eye industry development action plan 

Can The Philippines Make Premium Chocolate? This Chocolatier is Betting On It

Going from farmers to chocolatiers was one of Rex Puentespina and his family’s best business decisions. From farming cacao and selling their beans to big players, they decided to start making their own chocolate back in 2013. Read more: Can The Philippines Make Premium Chocolate? This Chocolatier is Betting On It

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