Increasing farm productivity in Davao del Norte

PEF, Cocolink and Laak Multipurpose Cooperative collaborate to help cacao and coconut farmers in San Isidro, Davao del Norte. The partnership hopes to improve the farmers’ productivity and enable them to earn at least PHP 100,000.00 per year. This activity is part of the area development approach of PEF to broaden understanding of other industries […]

Water project unites Muslim-Christian, IP communities

Three communities in barangay Dumadalig, Tantangan, South Cotabato now have improved water sources with the rehabilitation and expansion of the Matimos Community-Managed Potable Water System. Maguindanaon Development Foundation, Inc., in partnership with Peace & Equity Foundation, and Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, recently handed over the completed water supply system to the community-based Muslim Christian Water System […]

F4 inks partnership with PCART to conserve Northern Palawan Corridor

Four funding organizations known as the F4 (Peace and Equity Foundation, Foundation for the Philippine Environment, Foundation for a Sustainable Society (FSSI), and Forest Foundation Philippines) ink partnership with the Palawan Center for Appropriate Rural Technology (PCART) for the conservation of the Northern Palawan Corridor (San Vicente-Taytay-Roxas Forest Block and Cleopatra’s Needle). The project hopes to establish […]

Preparing the next gen of social entrepreneurs

In 2011, twenty-six-year-old Jamir Ocampo founded the social enterprise (SE), Tsaa Laya to provide livelihood to mothers and women relocated from overpopulated Manila. The herbal plants and tea processing facility was established inside a resettlement area in Calauan, Laguna Jamir, now 33, is also the brains behind Roots Katipunan, a co-working space and lifestyle store […]

ZEP calls for partnerships, collaboration to help poor families

On 27 November 2018, Zero Extreme Poverty Philippines 2030 (ZEP 2030) held its General Assembly, following the launch of the network in 2015.  The event reflected the growing passion of its members to create a sustainable and long-term plan to help extremely poor families become self-sufficient.   ZEP 2030, a coalition of civil society-led movement […]

The Perfect Cup of Coffee

The province of Benguet is known to produce up to 40 percent of vegetables in Luzon.  But in the town of Atok, the residents have set their sights on one agricultural product, coffee. Being part of the Cordillera Mountain Range, the coffee farmers trek through foothills to pick only the red-ripe coffee cherries from the […]

Benguet coop makes a mark in the coffee industry

The Autonomous Cordillera Region straddles the lush and mineral-rich Cordillera Mountain Range and is considered home to one of the best producers of coffee in the country. This recognition is galvanized when Benguet province won three of six awards in the Philippine Coffee Quality Competition in March this year. The cool and refreshing air in Benguet province is […]

Fisherfolks learn sustainable aquaculture practices

For coastal communities who depend heavily on fishing for their livelihood, protecting their marine area and conserving their mangrove forest are vital to sustain their main source of income. The same is true for Padre Burgos in Quezon province. The Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF), together with the Coalition of Municipal Fisherfolks Association of Zamboanga […]

Sweet success for cacao farmers

The inviting sweet aroma of ‘Sikwate’ or chocolate drink looks deliciously irresistible as it is slowly poured through a ‘batirol’ (a traditional wooden tool to make a chocolate drink), still steaming hot and mouth-watering greeted the visiting PEF team to the cacao processing and development center of Chocolate de San Isidro (CSI).  Without doubt, Sikwate […]

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