The Philippines is one of the most climate-vulnerable nations in the world, containing over 7,000 islands of diverse eco-systems ranging from coastal landscapes to dense, tropical, forested mountainsides. Rural and peri-urban communities as well as small farm agriculture continue to see the largest impacts of the changing global climate. As weather patterns become more unpredictable, the right conditions for growing crops change dramatically. Farmers need to regain flexibility in their growing methods and plant a wider diversity of crops. Filipino farmers continue to lack access to high-quality technical training programs about local seed production and they are limited in accessing a wide diversity of locally produced, regionally adapted seeds.
Our Solutions Ensure Farmers Success
We offer strategies that allow farmers to build economic sustainability and end their dependence on unsustainable practices.
“ Through my involvement as a farmer with Global Seed Savers and BASS, I have learned the deep importance of seed saving to my organic farming practice. I am honored to be a part of this organization and share this knowledge with my children, this work has changed my life.” -Cesar Galvey, Organic Farmer and Vice-President of Global Seed Savers Philippines.
In the last three years we have accomplished the following:
Our model is working and gaining traction throughout the Philippines. With your support we will meet the growing demand to offer our signature technical training programs to new partner communities throughout the Philippines and support increased seed production and sales.
Funds raised during this campaign will support the following strategic initiatives in the coming year:
Working to build a robust and farmer-led agricultural economy is one of the most important ways we can ensure a sustainable future. Thank you for supporting our growing movement!