“ 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.” - Organic Farmer Cesar Galvey and Vice-President of Global Seed Savers Philippines
Farmers are disproportionately impacted by the realities of climate change.
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 continue to see the largest impacts of the changing global climate.
As weather patterns become more unpredictable, growing conditions dramatically change. Farmers need to regain growing flexibility and crop diversity in order to adjust. Filipino farmers lack access to high-quality technical training programs about local seed production and access to a wide diversity of locally produced, regionally adapted seeds. Lacking access to better options, Filipino farmers spend their limited resources on unsustainable inputs and farming practices.
Our Solutions Ensures Farmers Success
We offer strategies that allow farmers to end their dependence on unsustainable practices and build economic sustainability.
In the last three years we have accomplished the following:
As a result of these efforts, Our farmers save over 50% of their annual family income through local seed access and production. The money saved is re-invested in their children’s education, household improvements, and continued sustainable farm development.
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 from the Benguet Association of Seed Savers (BASS).
Funds raised during this campaign will support the following strategic initiatives of Global Seed Savers 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!