How can we redefine and revitalize Philippine agriculture? This was the challenge and opportunity of the first ever Leaders and Entrepreneurs in Agriculture Forum - LEAF 2018, held on September 29-30, 2018 at Taal Vista Hotel, Tagaytay. LEAF is a global forum, convening local and international powerhouse of leaders in agriculture, dedicated for our agriculture sector, for the Filipino youth, and to … Continue reading Filipino youth can make agriculture “more sexy”
The rice shortage in Zambasulta have awakened the public’s concern on food security. Issues on rice importation, rice smuggling, and corruption, have been linked to this concern afterwards. Sky-high prices of rice also continue to challenge the people of Zambasulta. This rising concern on rice is a manifestation that our government, and relevant stakeholders of … Continue reading Our rising concern on rice
We are often grouped based on our generation. There’s the traditionalists, baby boomers, generation X, Y, and Z. However, all of these generations belong to the “foodie generation”. We all love food so much that our most important question of the day would be: “What’s for breakfast.” Food is always a top of the mind … Continue reading Are we food secure?
When I was a young, I went to the rice fields with my mother, sister, and youngest brother to find food. We collected “ulon-ulon”, the rice stalks left after harvest. We patiently re-harvest this “ulon-ulon” through drifting it into the air, leaving grains of palay behind. After we collect what we can, we sell our … Continue reading Agriculture is Hope
Women farmers are the best! Amazing women farmers from our 2nd agripreneurship learning camp in the Philippines! They say “we should thank a farmer everyday”. Your generosity can be this BIG THANK YOU. Our Team in Food SECURE Ph wants to contribute in changing the current narrative of agriculture in rural farming communities in the Philippines. … Continue reading Women Farmers are Amazing!
I was born and raised in a poor rural farming community in North Cotabato, Philippines. Every morning as I go to school, I can see farmers working on their rice fields. Under the scorching sun, with bodies bent toward the soil, they carefully plant rice. In the afternoon, as I walk my way home, I … Continue reading What if our farmers give up on us?
#PALAYInitiative Success Stories. 003. Hamsiya Olimpain (PALAY initiative Facilitator, Food SECURE Ph Scribe) “I have learned how to use organic fertilizer in the right way. It is better to use organic fertilizer because it’s natural and from nature itself. Organic fertilizer also has less impact to the environment compared to chemical fertilizers. However, farmers who use … Continue reading Organic, the way to go!