Farmers’ organizations, Church-based groups, Parishes, and Local Government Units in Luzon widened its partnership with Agro-Eco Philippines by developing more resilient farms and communities through localized seed banking, establishment of learning farms, promotion of root crops, crops diversification, community-based educations on agroecology, and intensified oppositions to development aggressions.
The expansion of Agro-Eco Philippines in Luzon is made possible through the invitations and requests of the partner organizations of Swiss Catholic Lenten Fund (SCLF) and DKA Austria under the Country Program called Sharing Fullness of Life.
This Country Program which guides the development interventions of all SCLF Partners in the Philippines focuses on the Right to Food and integrates agroecology, climate-resilient agriculture, gender, sustainable fisheries, product marketing, human rights work and international advocacy with it.
Much of the development interventions are directed in the eastern seaboard of the Philippines which is known to have a very high incidence of hunger, rural poverty and frequently affected by typhoons and other natural calamities triggered by climate change.
In Luzon, for instance, Agro-Eco Philippines and SCLF and DKA Austria partners work in the provinces of Aurora and Quezon strengthening the resiliency of the poor farming and fishing communities.
Thanks to the members of PEGLASKA and Task Force Anti-APECO and to Fr. Joefran Talaban! Above all, thanks to the farmers, fisher folks and indigenous peoples in Luzon for letting Agro-Eco Philippines become part of your struggle.