This project will provide vegetable seeds, organic fertilizer and garden tools to 350 poor farmers affected by the recent flooding in the Philippines especially in Bataan and in other parts of the country in order for them to secure immediate food since some selected vegetables can be harvested in a short time.
Climate change and heavy rains brought about by the monsoon season has caused flooding across regions in the Philippines. Hardest hit are areas in Luzon such as Bataan and low-lying cities in Mindanao such as Cagayan de Oro and Dipolog. There is a need to urgently assist residents with food, clothing and shelter as well as medicines.
Our effort will be centered around food security through vegetable gardening since this is our expertise. Immediately with vegetable gardens, badly affected local residents can have food in the short term since some vegetables can be harvested in 2-3 weeks time.
Improvement in the lives of local residents especially poor farmers and artisans affected by the recent massive flooding across regions in the Philippines via vegetable gardening means improvement in their lives. There is a premium in assisting them with their nutritional needs so that they are able to quickly recover.