PEF partners showcase chocolate products at KakaoKonek 2019

PEF partners showcase chocolate products at Kakao Konek 2019

Davao City – The Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) and its four social enterprise partners took part in the annual Kakao Konek 2019, a gathering of cacao and chocolate producers, at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City last October 17-18. Rehoboth Agriculture Cooperative, Subasta Integrated Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Fardeco Multipurpose Cooperative, and Cabinuangan Small […]

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 […]

Young entreps launch grant facility to promote social impact in business

The Roots Collective, in partnership with Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) and Forest Foundation Philippines (FFP), launched the Sibol (growth) Program Fund last October 2 in Taguig City to enable start-ups to develop and improve their enterprises that helps in increasing the income of local communities and protecting the environment.  This three-year special grant facility, […]

Young entrepreneurs build creative community for local growth

The Roots Collective, in partnership with the Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF), highlights sustainability and local creativity through Roots Commune from September 30 to October 6, 2019 at Atrium of Uptown Bonifacio mall in Taguig City. The Roots Commune showcases a wide array of ethically-made products – from farm-to-cup herbal blends to zero-waste necessities, 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 […]

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 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 […]

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