The Young Coffee Farmer

Eljean Dagohoy started cultivating for a better future at the tender age of seven. At that very young age, she had already began assisting her family in farming, especially in growing coffee. By 12 years old, she started farming on her own in Pigtauranan, Pangantucan, Bukidnon. Eljean is one of the many coffee growers in continue reading : The Young Coffee Farmer

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Marinduque fisherfolks and their success through these fermented Filipino cuisine staples

Buenavista Bagoong Producers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (BBPMPC), founded by 25 fisher folks from a small town in Marinduque, strives to promote special Asian condiments in a journey that enabled success through community development. Sailing against the waves of the past, the members faced an uncertain future as daily catch steadily dropped below their subsistence needs because continue reading : Marinduque fisherfolks and their success through these fermented Filipino cuisine staples

Cultivating the livelihood dream

“We’re happy because we won’t be bothering our neighbors anymore.” It was a warm Tuesday, but twenty farmers and residents of a remote village in Talakag, Bukidnon endured the scorching heat and lined up under the booth of Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Bukidnon to receive their much-awaited knapsack sprayers as beneficiaries of the continue reading : Cultivating the livelihood dream

Weaving a better tomorrow

The art of weaving has long been a part of a vibrant tradition that defines the cultural identity and way of life for some of the most illustrious communities in the Philippines. The Meranaws are well-recognized for the sophistication in their weaving designs and colors. Handloom textiles and crafts are not only significant emblems of continue reading : Weaving a better tomorrow

Buk farmers earn through online selling

Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management-Livelihood Enhancement Support (INREMP-LES 2) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Bukidnon’s project has shifted to e-commerce to sell local products of eight people’s organizations in Bukidnon amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative generated total sales of P62,520 after it accommodated 83 orders and linked with seven businesses continue reading : Buk farmers earn through online selling

Ginama: Made to be Resilient

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended businesses nationwide. While most stores temporarily closed or limited their services, Marle Noble decided to look for alternative solutions to continue the business and employment of her store’s personnel. Marle is the cooperator of OTOP.Ph Ginama in Gaston Park, Cagayan de Oro. The store was adopted as a One-Town-One-Product Philippines continue reading : Ginama: Made to be Resilient

A spoonful of support

It was a warm summer day. While most people looked for other ways to spend their time at home, members of My Deen Food Catering endured the heat in the kitchen to diligently prepare hearty packed meals. The packed meals were ordered by Save the Children Foundation and will be donated to frontliners in Marawi continue reading : A spoonful of support