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March 29, 2023 at 10:47 AM
With more than 10,000 kilometers separating us, it is sometimes difficult to make contact. That is why some Belgian colleagues visited the Philippine partners in March, with whom we carry out our programs together and who come face to face with the reality of farming communities on a daily basis. Together with CDPC (Center for Development Programs in the Cordillera), our partner since 1993, we set out on the site. We share the article published by CDPC after our visit.
December 28, 2022 at 2:27 PM
In 2022, the Philippine partners have embarked on engaging the youth in promoting agroecology. The involvement of young people in agroecology is crucial because they are the ones who will face the worst effects of climate change and environmental destruction.
November 17, 2022 at 5:11 PM
Capacity building of local farmers is Solidagro's 'core business'. Besides upgrading the water pump in Dilag (read more here), our local partner CDPC also installed solar panels on the agro-ecological learning farm in Lacnog, southeast of Tabuk. Honnold Foundation funded the panels, Solidagro, through CDPC, provides the organic fertilisers, training and general operation of the farm.
November 17, 2022 at 4:06 PM
Capacity building of local farmers is Solidagro's 'core business'. In October, our Philippine partner CDPC (Center for Development Programs in the Cordillera), completed two solar energy projects in that context, with Solidagro's support. The community of Dilag village, with whom CDPC is working, took the initiative itself to start up and maintain an electric water system. And the Lacnog agro-ecological school was also in need of green energy.
October 10, 2022 at 2:31 PM
Good agroecological news from Africa, where we are working in Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal. The Alliance for the Food Sovereignty of Africa (AFSA), with more than 30 civil society groups from 50 African countries, is rallying behind the mission to make African agriculture agroecological. Following the November Climate Summit (COP27), the AFSA therefore formulated six recommendations.
May 29, 2022 at 3:32 PM
Image above: Ferninand Marcos Jr. during the election campaign on April 24, 2022. (CC BY-SA 4.0 Wikimedia)
The son of the Philippine dictator, Ferdinand Marcos, has win the country's presidential election. In the latest election tally, Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr. has taken a sizable lead over his closest rival, Leni Robredo, the country's current vice president.
July 26, 2021 at 9:30 AM
Solidagro Philippine partners, together with Agroecology Exchange (Agroecology X), a network of organizations advocating for agroecology, participated in the World Localization Day. The event is a celebration of the emerging worldwide localization movement which aims to restore community fabric and human-scale, ecological economies, with a central focus on local food systems.
To the Cordillera People’s Alliance and our partner, Center for Development Programs in the Cordillera, Inc
April 24, 2021 at 7:00 AM
On this 37th year of the Cordillera Day, we, Solidagro, extend our warmest greetings of solidarity to the Cordilllera people in another momentous celebration. Solidagro finds it an honor and a pleasure to be among the many international solidarity partners of the Cordillera people to commemorate the struggles of the Cordillera people for self-determination, inspired by the martyrdom of Ama Macliing Dulag.
December 18, 2020 at 2:00 PM
According to recent FAO reports, global hunger and food insecurity have continuously risen since 2014. Deforestation, ongoing conflicts, unprecedented biodiversity loss and marginalisation of small farmers and peasants have contributed to a global food system failure.
September 29, 2020 at 2:30 PM
The United Nations designated August 9 as the International Day of the World’s Indigenous peoples. This year’s theme is COVID 19 and Indigenous peoples’ Resilience to bring into focus how Indigenous peoples all over the world continue demonstrating resilience and strength in the face of the pandemic while confronting grave threats to their survival.
April 3, 2020 at 1:30 PM
We are taking you to our various operating areas. Over there, there is no escape from Covid-19 either. What consequences of this pandemic do they see? What is their biggest fear, and where do they find hope? We talk with colleagues and partners. Here, we will share their stories.
Covid-19 and the Philippines
January 30, the first person in the Philippines tests positive for Covid-19. February 1, the second person has died of causes related to the virus. On March 9, a state of emergency has been declared. On March 15 and 16, quarantine measures have been implemented in Manilla and, by extension, the entire island of Luzon. Depending on the number of confirmed infections, local authorities in other areas decide whether quarantine is imposed or not.
March 22, 2020 at 9:00 AM
In 2019, together with Viva Salud and KIYO, we made an evaluation of our work in common. Is the approach we use – the right-based approach – properly understood and applied everywhere? How could things be improved? The evaluators’ conclusion was that our approach was implemented in a very coherent and pertinent way.
January 20, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Children comprise 43,33% of the total Philippine population1. 31% of them live below the poverty line and mostly belong to poor peasant and worker families. According to the Task Force Children of the Storm2, these children are the most vulnerable to climate change. Malnutrition and infectious diseases represent the largest share of the burden of childhood disease and death due to climate change. To date, 1 child in every 5 is wasted and 1 child in every 3 is stunted3. Children die of common ailments like measles because of complications secondary to poor nutrition. For this year alone, dengue claimed the lives of more than a thousand children, with a 95% increase in incidence nationwide, attributed to climate-related vector proliferation and the low immunity of malnourished victims. Because of climate change, the worst is yet to come for Filipino children.
December 11, 2019 at 4:00 PM
To raise public awareness and understanding of agroecology, Solidagro and its Philippine partners held an agroecology fair last December 1. The event also sought to amplify the calls to support local producers, protect the ecosystems, and attain sustainable food systems.
November 20, 2019 at 12:00 PM
The threats brought about by climate change are arguably more felt in developing countries like the Philippines, and children face the greatest risks of all. Children are more affected by climate change as it is already clear now that disasters bear upon the mental health conditions of victims.
August 27, 2019 at 12:08 PM
In April, Viva Salud, KIYO and Solidagro brought together their partner organizations from Morocco, Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal, DR Congo and Burundi in Senegal for an exchange on the strategy and good experiences of each in the defence of the rights of all.
We started by exchanging the specificities of our approach, the rights-based approach, by sharing experiences from the field. Each country presented the pillars that seem to be the most important.
August 23, 2019 at 12:00 PM
In April, Viva Salud, KIYO and Solidagro organized a partner meeting in Manila for an evaluation of a common programme. It was also an opportunity to invite three representatives from Viva Salud Palestinian partners. This resulted in surprising discoveries, fascinating encounters and warm solidarity.
July 25, 2019 at 2:00 PM
Lumad (collective term for indigenous peoples in southern Philippine island of Mindanao) leader Bai Eufemia Cullamat has made history. She is about to become the first-ever Lumad leader from the grassroots to be sworn in as a member of Congress. She is the third nominee of the progressive party list Bayan Muna (People First) that won three seats in the last mid-term elections in the Philippines.
July 4, 2019 at 4:00 PM
June 22, 2019 - Statement of Anyadan Sumisilat Learners’ Organization (ASLO), ALCADEV learners organization
We the students of the Alternative learning Center for Agricultural and Livelihood Development (ALCADEV) open the School Year 2019-2020 with joy and enthusiasm.
July 3, 2019 at 4:00 PM
Climate Change Network for Community-based Initiatives (CCNCI), together with other environmental groups and advocates, commemorated Earth Day and March for Science by organizing events and mobilizing people to amplify the call for climate justice and the protection of the environment.
May 22, 2019 at 4:00 PM
Solidagro partner, Climate Change Network for Community-based Initiatives (CCNCI), joined around 200 people belonging to the environmental, urban poor, fisherfolk, women and church-based organizations in launching the Manila Baywatch, a watchdog alliance to monitor developments in the government's rehabilitation and reclamation programs in Manila Bay.
March 25, 2019 at 1:30 PM
Read the English article here: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/mali-violence-men-disguised-as-hunters-kill-at-least-134-muslim-farmers/video/de3393dea9413b844d6d203e3d9fb3bf?fbclid=IwAR1EXd7xckUn9g7ExYkKKhAxB4XibDt_5IHnvZAlzupiaBkxTY6lK00egrU
March 20, 2019 at 4:00 PM
Read the English article here: http://www.west-africa-brief.org/content/en/war-against-schools-sahel
Identify projects contributing to Neutrality in terms of Land restoration Land restoration by women contributing to Land Neutrality
March 13, 2019 at 4:00 PM
Read the English article here: http://aicd-africa.org/archives/2363?fbclid=IwAR1jjyz75HJhlGzJfHY86VstFx_guFNQ0aiQsxDzUMntinVO9ehZp3Ze0Ks
August 29, 2018 at 4:00 PM
The Climate Change Network for Community based Initiatives, Inc.( CCNCI ) in partnership with the University of the Philippines Institute of Human Rights (UPIHR) held Kwentuhang Klima (Climate Change Stories): A Summit on Climate Change Adaptation.
Attended by more than 150 individuals representing 44 organizations and institutions, the activity was the culmination of a series of forums initiated by CCNCI to hear stories from the most vulnerable sectors of society, such as the farmers, fisherfolk, women, children, and indigenous peoples, on the effects of climate change, adaptation and mitigation practices, and their calls for climate change actions.
“The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s latest report projects an increase in the number of displaced over the course of this century. The risk of displacement intensifies when vulnerable populations experience higher exposure to extreme weather events, in both rural and urban areas, particularly in low-income countries. According to the IPCC, there is an emerging consensus that greater variability of climatic factors will have an increasing impact on the livelihoods and safety of the most vulnerable members of communities.”(1)