Equipping San Isidro farmers through agro-enterprise

Equipping San Isidro farmers through agro-enterprise

San Isidro, Davao del Norte – Seated beneath a tall coconut tree and hiding himself from the scorching heat of the sun, Narciso Lara has been chopping coconut husks which he will use to surround other coconut trees in a practice called mulching to keep the soil healthy. “Ginagawa namin ito para lumamig ang puno,” […]

Social enterprises go green

The Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF), in partnership with Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board Region XI, organized a green productivity training last September 20 in Davao City to ensure environmental preservation while maintaining profitability of social enterprises. The training emphasized to 11 social enterprises from Mindanao the threats of climate change and how to […]

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 […]

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 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, […]

PEF pours PHP 55 million worth of projects in Mindanao for 2018

The Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) approved PHP 54.7 million for 22 projects in Mindanao for 2018, a 353% increase from the previous year according to its recently released annual report. Of these, 20 projects will support cacao, coconut, and coffee production and marketing, as well as basic social services in Mindanao. The biggest project […]

San Isidro farmers undergo farm practices trainings

The Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF), in partnership with Cocolink, spearheaded a series of agro-enterprise trainings in San Isidro, Davao del Norte last July 25-30, 2019 to boost farmers’ knowledge on best coconut farming practices. Fifteen (15) farmer-members of Laak Multipurpose Cooperative (LAMPCO) learned how to make vermicast organic fertilizers with hands-on demo on setting […]

Farmers benefit from GAP, leadership training

Eduardo Gonzaga, chair of LAMPCO Management Consultative Council in Sawata, said the new ideas and practices learned in training will be adopted in his 2.6-hectare coconut and cacao farm. “Dapat pagdating mo sa farm galing sa training, nasa isip mo na dapat magamit mo ‘yung natutunan mo kasi kahit ilang beses ka pa sumama sa […]

The light that LAMPCO brings to farmers

As a liaison officer in San Isidro municipal hall, Loreto Davis, 57, hopes to retire early so he can focus on managing his 1.7-hectare farm with trees of cacao and coconut. With the falling prices of copra, Davis, a member of Small Coconut Farmers Organization (SCFO) in San Isidro, Davao del Norte has been planting […]

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