Soaking up the Sun in Lanao Norte »

Soaking up the Sun in Lanao Norte

A woman spreads newly-harvested corn on a solar dryer, one of two built by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Munai, Lanao del Norte. Each solar dryer measures 12 meters by 20 meters, and benefits the Dalama-Punong Farmers Irrigator’s Association, whose members cultivate a combined production area of 1,200 hectares of corn, rice […]

Mindanao fruit, veggie growers to forge links with Visayas buyers »

Mindanao fruit, veggie growers to forge links with Visayas buyers

DAVAO CITY, Philippines/04 May 2011—Mindanao’s fruit and vegetable producers will be seeking to expand their market reach when they meet with prospective buyers during the 1st Visayas-Mindanao Fruit and Vegetable Market Encounter in Cebu City, on 19 May. Organized by the Northern Mindanao Vegetable Producers Association (NorMinVeggies), the Mindanao Fruit Industry Council (MinFruit) and the […]

Sulu PTAs prove to be stellar fundraisers for their schools »

Sulu PTAs prove to be stellar fundraisers for their schools

LAMITAN, BASILAN, Philippines—Some parent-teacher associations in the Sulu Archipelago island-provinces, which are among the most remote and underdeveloped areas in the country, have emerged as top fundraisers for the improvement of education services in their schools. According to USAID’s Growth with Equity in Mindanao (GEM) Program, the PTAs of the following schools have raised about […]

Young Mindanao leaders off to Congress »

Young Mindanao leaders off to Congress

Thirty participants in Cycle 11 of the Congressional Internship Program for Young Mindanao Leaders (CIPYML),  are pictured at  the University of the Philippines-Diliman (above) where they arrived for their orientation and academic training at the UP National College of Public Administration and Governance. The four-month internship program for young people with the potential to become […]

Export quality asparagus »

Export quality asparagus

A former MNLF combatant and member of the Sumbakil Multipurpose Cooperative in Polomolok, South Cotabato, harvests asparagus from the co-op’s 11-hectare production area, which the co-op will sell to multinational company through a contract growing arrangement. The Sumbakil group is one of 128 cooperatives and farmers’ associations assisted by USAID’s Growth with Equity in Mindanao […]

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