MAFA farmers making their way to the market
Success Story of Mr. Gabales
Siargao Islands is in the limelight as a top tourist destination in the Philippines where pristine white beaches and waves are as inviting as its people. However, the large influx of tourists challenges local farmers in Siargao to meet food security and food quality.
Success Story of Mr. Gabales
Enrique Gabales used to be a fish peddler residing in the town of buenavista in the province of Agusan del Norte, Philippines. At the age of 54, Ricky, as he is locally called, peddled fish on his motorbike, carrying his goods in Styrofoam boxes installed on both sides of his vehicle.
Success Story of Mr. Azarcon
For local fisherfolks in Caraga, financial source is one of the main constraints in sustaining production. This holds true for the Cantilan Marginal Fishpond/Fish Cage Operators Association or CANMARFOA. This group has been assisted by Philippine Cold Chain Project (PCCP), operating in a small coastal town of Cantilan, Surigao del Sur, Philippines.
Lobster raising 'liberates' woman from being plainly a housewife
AS MARECHIN GUMA’s husband, Rodel goes out daily to fish and gather sea urchins, she is left in the house to take care of their child and tend to household chores. She has to make do with a scanty budget based on what Rodel earns. This is a typical situation among families in the coastal barangay of Dose, Dapa, Surigao del Norte...
The story of a successful hog raiser
“THERE’S HOPE AMIDST POVERTY,” so says Jocelyn Racho, a member of the Bailan Savings and Credit Association (BASCA), one of the PCCP partner producers group (PG) engaged in livestock production.
Farmer's Family Benefits from Hog Raising
Joseph Par and his wife Anna were born and raised in the rice farming village of Awao in Sta. Josefa town, Agusan del Sur. Almost ninety percent of agricultural land in the village is used for rice production, thus making it the biggest rice producer in town.
Dinagat Islands Families Benefit from Microinsurance for Lobster Growing
For 30 years, Rosalina Caliwan's family has been dependent on a half hectare rice field where they work as tenants to make ends meet. Nicasio, Rosalina's husband, has become sickly and it had been up to Rosalina to find additional income and send their three children to school.
Women in Agusan del Sur turn to vegetable farming to meet family needs
Everyday at the crack of dawn, Julie Pelayo, 38, joins her husband take the short walk to a small backyard garden they've been renting to grow watermelon and bell pepper crops  in Esperanza, Agusan del Sur near the eastern tip of Mindanao.
Farmer's Field School in Agusan del Sur Show Learning Leads to Higher Earning
In Agusan del Sur, vegetable farmers have proven that learning about new technology in farming, and actually applying it, can lead to better life.
Lobster grower in Surigao gain higher income with post-harvest tehcnology
Meriflor "Merry" Lepio is one of the many residents in the village of Baybay in Surigao City engaged in lobster growing as their main source of livelihood. For five years now, she and her family had been tending to their small lobster culture business.