Discovering models for inclusive agricultural value chains in Zamboanga Sibugay

As part of the joint action research on agriculture value chains, study teams from PEF and the UP Center for Integrative Development Studies (CIDS), visited the fisherfolk organization Kapunungan sa Gagmay ng Mangingisda sa Concepcion (KGMC) in Zamboanga Sibugay in November. KGMC Chair and community leader Roberto “Ka Dodoy” Ballon presented to the team their […]

From Luzon to Mindanao: Reflections on environment, empowerment and livelihood sustainability

Kabasalan, Zamboanga Sibugay – “Overwhelming”. This was how Ryan Dela Peña described his experience when he joined a coastal learning exchange organized by the Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF). Eleven fisherfolks from Yakap at Halik Multi-Purpose Cooperative Quezon 2 (Yakap at Halik), and Ipil Action Group (IAG), together with the local government unit of Padre […]

Driving innovation and empowerment in coastal communities

Driving innovation and empowerment in coastal communities

Kabasalan, Zamboanga Sibugay – A convergence of the local government, civil society organizations, and a group of fisherfolks can turn an impoverished coastal community into a bustling center of development and environmental conservation. This was proven by Brgy. Concepcion in the municipality of Kabasalan, Zamboanga Sibugay as they worked for the re-emergence of their marine […]

Linking mangrove conservation with sustainable livelihood

Linking mangrove conservation with sustainable livelihood

As part of its continuing efforts to provide livelihood opportunities, the Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) conducted a coastal assessment in the municipalities of Roxas and San Vicente, Palawan on January 7-9, 2020 to explore possible projects for the fisherfolk communities. Led by Roberto Ballon, a fisherfolk leader known for building sustainable livelihood for coastal […]

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