Padre Burgos LGU vows support for aquaculture development efforts

Padre Burgos Municipal Mayor Ruben Uy Diokno has committed to support the initiatives of Yakap at Halik Multi-Purpose Cooperative Quezon 2 or Yakap and Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) in improving the lives of fisherfolks and coconut farmers in the municipality. During the consultation briefing of PEF Senior Area Officer Peter Nabong, Yakap General Manager […]

Farmers learn best practices in coffee farming

For the coffee industry in Ifugao to be commercially viable, farmers must increase production and upgrade coffee quality first. This is according to the certified Arabica Q grader and trainer, Jennifer Rimando during the two-day technical learning tour at Ola Organic Coffee Farms in Sagada, Mountain Province. Fifteen coffee farmers of Hojap Multipurpose Cooperative (HMPC) […]

Learning exchange opens alternatives to coconut farmers

Learning exchange opens alternatives to coconut farmers

The Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) spearheaded a learning exchange in Quezon province last August 30 and 31 for coconut players to discover alternative products to market aside from copra that is suffering from low farm gate prices.  Ten participants from the provinces of Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Zamboanga del Norte, and Padre Burgos […]

Social enterprise boosts incomes in Quezon

Since fishing is a seasonal industry, fisherfolks like Enrico De Rama, manager of Aqua, have to look for other sources of income during the months where monsoon winds are prevailing in Tayabas Bay. “Sa panahon ng January to May, ‘kung focus ka talaga sa dagat, kikita ka ng halos PHP 20,000 to PHP 25,000. ‘Pag […]

Social enterprise boosts livelihood opportunities to Davao region

Making sure that all stakeholders benefit from businesses through participation in income generating projects in the community is at the heart of a coconut social enterprise (SE) in the Davao region. Lao Integrated Farms, Inc., (LIFI) a major exporter of coconut organic syrup and coconut aminos seasoning to countries such United States, Canada, and Germany, […]

San Isidro farmers undergo farm practices trainings

Davao declared PH Chocolate Capital

Home to world-class dark chocolates and supplier of at least 81 percent of the country’s total cacao production, Davao is now the official Cacao and Chocolate Capital of the Philippines. According to the Davao’s Regional Development Council resolution passed on June 9, 2017, cacao production in the region has been increasing since 2010 with an […]

Turning chocolate into gold

“Five years from now, I’ll be making Bohol literally the island of Chocolates,” says chocolatier Dalareich Polot, manager of Dalareich Food Products and founder of Ginto Fine Chocolates. A bean to bar chocolate handmade from cacao beans, Dalareich Food Products sourced its tablea, the local name for roasted, ground and molded nibs of fermented cacao […]

San Isidro to be the cacao capital of Davao del Norte

Local agricultural players pledged to make the municipality of San Isidro become the “cacao capital of Davao del Norte” in a stakeholders forum organized by the Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) last June 19. Representatives from the local government, business sector, community leaders, farmers and PEF trustees as well as its program committee members met […]

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