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,” […]

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 […]

SE works for Loreto Davis

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 200 trees of coconut and 500 hills of cacao. With the falling prices of copra, Davis, a member of Small Coconut Farmers Organization (SCFO) in San Isidro has been […]

Women power farming in San Isidro

Wilma Puno, 75, dispelled the notion that only men can work in the farms, saying that for 40 years, she has maintained 1.8 hectares of coconut and cacao farm. “Kung kaya ng lalake, kayang-kaya naming mga babae,” she proudly proclaimed. Puno has been using agricultural practices such as mulching and pruning to make her crops […]