Philippines

27 July 2020
Pilipinas Shell Foundation (PSFI) and its partner organizations, Manila Water Foundation (MWF) and World Vision (WV), recently launched its health and nutrition program that would help local government in two towns in Camarines Sur to strengthen its intervention on preventing malnutrition among young children. The health and nutrition program called Roots to Shoots will address malnutrition in… Read more
By OCS29 July 2020
With a third of Philippine households unable to afford a diet that meets nutritional needs and the government stretching its limited resources to address the challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles on Wednesday said the government is maximizing science and technology to fill the nutrition gap and better provide Filipino children with healthy food. … Read more
5 June 2020
Bayani Brew, a social enterprise that helps Filipino farmers via its organically farmed drinks, donated 25,000 pieces of protective masks and almost PhP 400,000 worth of products to frontliners of 20 hospitals in Metro Manila and Bulacan, Philippines. “We are not a big company yet, but we believe that we all have to take part in the ongoing effort to recover from the turmoil… Read more
3 June 2020
The following link will take you to INQUIRER.net:Agriculture can save the Philippines from COVID-19 havochttps://opinion.inquirer.net/130404/agriculture-can-save-the-philippines-from-covid-19-havoc?fbclid=IwAR0iCUkJ6o40POwHhqNXtbc1uBC_q2rpAgysuMi2QvxNr-XKHdQ8UoIzqZw3 June 2020 Read more
28 May 2020
A farmer in Region 5 (Bicol) has harvested a record 15.73 metric tons per hectare (MT/ha) of rice that is above the national average of about 4.07 MT/ha. Genaro Tamon of from Magarao, Camarines Sur on May 12 recorded a harvest of 286 sacks (about 55 kilos each) from his one-ha farm. That is more than thrice the national yield-per-ha average based on the latest quarterly data from the… Read more
By Jam Pascual25 June 2020
Over the next two months, Delbros Group and Good Greens + Co. will donate 20 to 30 hydroponic boxes to select schools which have the capacity to grow 168 lettuces, per school, every 45 days. Most schools don’t teach you how to grow your own food. Home Economics classes tend to stop at the cooking-your-own-food part, which is only one aspect of self-sufficiency. On top of that, farming… Read more
By David Tristan Yumol22 May 2020
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 22) – Agriculture Secretary William Dar reported on Thursday that ₱5.4-billion worth of agricultural produce from farmers and fishermen were sold to consumers amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. Dar told in the Senate Committee of the Whole hearing on the government's COVID-19 response that among the said figure, ₱2.9 billion came from… Read more
7 May 2020
As COVID-19 exposed the sorry state of the country’s agriculture sector, a lot of Filipinos will feel the need to grow their own food within their houses. This is called urban agriculture wherein people resort to home gardening for their steady supply of staple vegetables. Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) Director Glenn B. Gregorio said… Read more
1 April 2020
A plant-based ice cream company in Portland, OR is empowering the women who farm its coconut supply in the Philippines. Through a new partnership with the Water Agroforestry Nutrition Foundation (WAND), the ice cream company, Coconut Bliss, founded the Coconut-based Women Entrepreneurship Initiative and recently donated US$20,000 to the program.  Funding for this… Read more
By Lade Jean Kabagani6 March 2020
MANILA — Local farmers in Mindanao will soon get free training on financial literacy from banking institutions. The foundations of two financial institutions — the Landbank Countryside Development Foundation, Inc, (LCDFI) and UCPC-CIIF Foundation Inc., (Cocofoundation) on Thursday signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao… Read more
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