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  1. Pre-Pesticides, Pro-Farmer: The Rise of Agroecology

    March 13, 2024

    Pre-Pesticides, Pro-Farmer: The Rise of Agroecology

    Rice, the food that feeds the Philippines, is in climate change’s crosshairs. Sea-level rise, hotter temperatures and extreme weather are putting one of the country’s top crops at risk, as drought, floods and encroaching saltwater threaten rice paddies and the livelihoods of those who tend them. In a bid to future-proof this agricultural staple, one effort is borrowing from farming’s past.

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  2. Strengthening links: partner visit in the Cordillera region

    March 29, 2023

    Strengthening links: partner visit in the Cordillera region

    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. 

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  3. Highlight of Solidagro program in the Philippines

    December 28, 2022

    Highlight of Solidagro program in the Philippines

    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. 

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  4. Learning farm in the Philippines provides its own electricity

    November 17, 2022

    Learning farm in the Philippines provides its own electricity

    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.

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  5. Philippine partner CDPC opts for green energy

    November 17, 2022

    Philippine partner CDPC opts for green energy

    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.

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  6. UN Food Systems Summit – Will the Summit generate real change?

    December 18, 2020

    UN Food Systems Summit – Will the Summit generate real change?

    According to recent FAO reports, global hunger and food insecurity have continuously risen since 2014.[1] Deforestation, ongoing conflicts, unprecedented biodiversity loss and marginalisation of small farmers and peasants have contributed to a global food system failure.

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  7. How is it going in... the Philippines

    April 3, 2020

    How is it going in... the Philippines

    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.

    You will find the official Philippine figures  here , with a daily update via Facebook at 4 p.m., local time (i.e. 10 a.m., Belgian time).

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  8. Children and climate change: a struggle for a livable future

    January 20, 2020

    Children and climate change: a struggle for a livable future

    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.

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  9. Solidagro and Philippine partners promote agroecology through fair

    December 11, 2019

    Solidagro and Philippine partners promote agroecology through fair

    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.

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  10. Let's talk about our rights - A meeting in Senegal between partners

    August 27, 2019

    Let's talk about our rights - A meeting in Senegal between partners

    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.

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