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 […]

Rejuvenation project brings hope to coffee farmers

Asipulo, Ifugao – For the coffee farmers of Asipulo, Ifugao, rejuvenation is a leap of faith. With coffee as one of their sources of income, cutting up the stems of old coffee trees will mean they have to wait for years to reap its benefits. It is also costly and time consuming. “Ang pag-rejuvenate kasi […]

Food security, agri-aqua enterprises amid COVID-19 crisis featured in #PEFtalks 3

The third installment of #PEFtalks highlighted the challenges and efforts of the partners of the Peace and Equity Foundation in helping their communities during this pandemic and devising potential solutions to combat the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis. Norberto De Guzman of Center for Agriculture and Rural Development – Mutually Reinforcing Institutions (CARD MRI), Nasrudin […]

#PEFtalks 2 features CSOs’ COVID-19 response

Civil society organizations (CSOs) taking action to address challenges of the COVID-19 crisis was the highlight of the second #PEFtalks of the Peace and Equity Foundation on 23 September 2020. Zuellig Family Foundation Executive Director Austere Panadero, Synergia Foundation CEO and President Milwida Guevara and KASAGANA-KA Credit and Savings Cooperative General Manager Maria Anna De […]

Three-way partnership for renewable energy hubs in Mindanao

Three-way partnership for renewable energy hubs in Mindanao

Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (RMAF), through the Ramon Magsaysay Transformative Leadership Institute, SELCO Foundation and the Peace and Equity Foundation inked a memorandum of Understanding on 01 October 2020 to work together in creating a coordination hub in Mindanao that will help push for the shift towards renewable energy in the region. According to PEF […]

Beating the pandemic the online way

The effect of COVID-19 pandemic to the economic activity of the country is staggering. Twenty-six percent of businesses closed down based on the survey of the Department of Trade and Industry last July, resulting in more than seven million unemployed workers according to the Philippine Statistics Authority. Despite these alarming figures, one social enterprise is […]

Going nuts against COVID-19

Going nuts against COVID

Quezon – With the sudden high interest for virgin coconut oil (VCO) because of claims to its ability to strengthen the immune system, other coconut products are also gaining prominence for its health benefits and other uses. In Quezon, considered as the country’s coconut capital, consumer products such coco sugar, tuba (coconut wine), vinegar, coco […]

Carinderias boom amidst the pandemic

Carinderias boom amid pandemic

Aling Nila Serrano has been operating her carinderia (food stall) for 13 years.  She used to welcome an average of 100 customers daily, but since the coronavirus outbreak, the number of visitors dwindled to 25 to 30. “Noon, mga 10 a.m. pa lang, ubos na ang aming paninda. Dahil sa pandemya, humina ang benta namin […]

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