A Ray of Hope through Aduyon (Harry's Page)

From Relief to Sustainability

“There is a ray of hope, that through special project Aduyon, the local agriculture sector could be revolutionized and could lead to real upliftment of socio-economic status.”

  • Jeffrey Sotero, Global Seed Savers Philippines Board Secretary and Municipal Agriculture Officer in Tublay, Benguet

With the outbreak of COVD-19, this pandemic highlighted the inequities in global supply chains and the challenges of moving food outside of locked down communities. Our partner farmers were unable to sell their products and the country’s most vulnerable in urban areas were left with less access to fresh healthy food. Aduyon is an Ibaloi word meaning mutual help or mutual aid and this is what we wanted to provide to our local farmers and communities in the Philippines. Through our Aduyon Initiative and the collaboration of many partners, we initiated an immediate relief response.

Since implementing our Adyuon Initiative, we have:

Delivered over 720,000 pounds of vegetables
Reached over 50,000 families in the vulnerable areas of Metro Manila and provided access to food
Maintained the livelihood of over 500 farmers from 6 municipalities in Benguet Province: Tublay, Atok, Buguias, Kapangan, Kabayan and Kibungan
Created daily wage jobs for 70 individual vegetable packers
Sold over 15M Philippines Pesos (nearly $300,000 USD) of vegetables

The Aduyon Initiative is now blossoming into long-term recovery efforts and sustainability for expanded food security and seed sovereignty. Now more than ever, is an opportunity to invest on lasting impact and worthy causes that has a holistic solution to our societal needs.

Learn more about these efforts, Support the Aduyon Initiative today: https://globalseedsavers.giv.sh/c47f.

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