Dear Friends and Supporters,
Greetings from Leyte and thank you very much for your kind support. Our coconut replanting project in Leyte is getting a good start with the establishment of a coconut seedling nursery located in the municipality of Albuera. We realize that it is difficult to secure coconut seedlings this time with the destruction of most coconuts. The ones left standing will take so many months yet to bear fruit.
Our approach is to procure coconut nuts in selected areas not so much affected by Typhoon Haiyan and we identify this as the towns of Hilongos, Baybay and Bato in Leyte. We have contacted some locals in the area who we tasked to buy nuts that arre high quality and excellent for seedlings.
Aside from producing the coconut seedlings, we are also producing organic fertilizer and biochar that we will distribute to farmers who are re-planting their areas with coconuts and other fruit and timber trees.
Hoping for more support from you and your colleagues.
Very sincerely yours,
Greetings from Leyte and may I thank you once again for your generous support. I did not realize that coconut replanting for Leyte is such a difficult task because of the unavailability of coconut seeds to make into seedlings. Almost 90% of the coconut trees have been destroyed because of the typhoon and those left standing are badly damaged it will take years before they will recover.
Fortunately we have an on-going coconut seedling production and tree planting in our home-base in Misamis Oriental, Mindanao and we are initiating ways in order to bring initial seedlings for tree planting and demonstration activities in Leyte. We are also starting to make our own organic fertilizer by vermi-composting and using the organic debris, coconut trunks and manure. We aim to produce 750 sacks of organic fertilizer in a month and distribute this to the beneficiaries.
Hoping for your continuing support to this important initiative. Hope that your friends and colleagues will be able to help too.
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Cagayan de Oro,
Cagayan de Oro,