Philippines El Nino Emergency Food Relief

by Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition and Development Foundation
Philippines El Nino Emergency Food Relief
training on fruit processing
training on fruit processing

Dear Friend,

Warm greetings and thank you very much for your generous support to our project providing emergency food relief to families affected by severe dry season triggered by the El Nino phenomenon. This reporting period, we focus our attention to the processing of farm production which otherwise have very low shelf-life and low value in the market. In this regard, we attended a training on product fermentation using a variety of bacteria that is able to react with finely ground fruits like banana and pineapple in order to produce wine and vinegar. When the farm produce are processed farmers will be able to generate higher income and improve their level of living. 

Hoping for more support for this groundbreaking approach.

Very sincerely yours,

Cora

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High-valued crop
High-valued crop

Dear Friend,

Warm greetings and thank you very much for your generous support to our project providing food to families affected by the El Nino severe climate change. After the long months of dry condition we are now experiencing tropical depressions lining-up and affecting much of the country. This month alone we have 2 tropical depressions with TD Falcon bringing flash-floods in low-lying barrios. One of our approach to provide long term incomes and livelihoods to poor families is in growing high-valued crops whose fruits command high price in the market and are resilient to severe climatic change. One of these is the dragon fruit whose fruits is highly priced here. Being a cactus plant, the dragonfruit can survive extreme weather events. Thus this reporting period, we are promoting in social media one of the model farms dedicated to dragonfruits and then enlisting farmers to grow them. Hoping that this new venture will succeed. We aim to develop a cooperative and grow 200 hectares of this crop the next 12 months.

Very sincerely yours,

Cora

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Food supply
Food supply

Dear Friend,

Warm greetings and thank you very much for your generous support to our project assisting those affected by severe drought caused by the El Nino phenomenon. Experts say that the Philippines is one of the countries that will be severely affected by climate change and we think that this is indeed very true with more than 20 typhoons hitting the country every year. The need to provide sustenance to those who are directly affected takes paramount importance. This reporting period, with our vegetables and supply of fruits, we are able to provide for the food needs of 35 poor families. Aside from the food supply we provided them with training and technical assistance especially in terms of raising their own food in their backyards. In this way they will be able to sustain and improve their situation.

Hoping for your continuing support.

Very sincerely yours,

Cora

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Monitoring progress of children
Monitoring progress of children

Dear Friend,

Warm greetings and thank you very much for your generous support to our initiative providing food relief to residents in remote barrios affected by the El Nino. Climate change is real and affecting so many vulnerable farming families. This current cycle is harsh drought that destroys crops while they are growing and farmers are unable to harvest their corn or ricelands. Some of them are deep into debt already and hunger is very real. As we continue to provide food packs, vegetables and staple food to hungry families with priority to their young children, we make it a point to regulary measure the weight of the children in order to determine their progress. We were able to do this with 120 children who are currently enrolled in day care centers here.

Hoping for your continuing support.

Very sincerely yours,

Cora

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Corn harvesting
Corn harvesting

Dear Friend,

Warm greetings and thank you very much for your generous support to our project providing emergency food relief to farmers affected by the severe dry season and then changing into too much rain for long stretch of time. This has disrupted farming activities and make small, marginal farmers here very poor and without resources that they can use for the next months. However, there are instances when some farms are blessed with timely rain and good season and crops are boutiful. This has happened to several farms here and we mobilized neighboring farmers to harvest in a communal manner the farms and get a share for their labor. The sharing here is 70 for the owner of the crop and 30 for the harvester. A total of 45 farmers benefited from this arrangement and it is very beneficial for them.

Hoping for your continuing support to this initiative.

Very sincerely yours,

Cora

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Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition and Development Foundation

Location: Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental - Philippines
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Project Leader:
Cora Sayre
Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental Philippines

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