Warm greetings and thank you very much for your generous donation to our project providing vegetable and tree crop seeds to poor farming families. This project is very important with farmers unable to procure high-quality seeds in order to increase the production in their farms. This reporting period we focus our effort in the growing and promotion of dragon fruit as a high-valued crop wherein farmers will be able to increase their incomes. Dragon fruit plant is one of our choice because it belongs to the cactus family and it produces fruit that is sought after here and price at about US Dollars per kilo is very high. We were able to convince an initial of 42 farmers to start dragon fruit production in their farms. Later on we will form them into a dragon fruit growers association in order for them to access services from the government.
Warm greetings and thank you very much for your generous support to our project providing vegetable seeds and gardening inputs like organic fertilizer to very poor farming families. This project is very urgent because of repeated calamities happening and the inability of local people to feed themselves. Just recently we were visited by tropical storm Falcon wrecking destruction to communities as houses and farms are flooded. Our solution to provide vegetable seeds is very innovative in the sense that within a short period, those affected can already harvest and have food and income from their gardens. We were able to provide support to 300 families during this reporting period but the need is indeed very great and our resources are low. We badly need as much support as you can provide.
Warm greetings and thank you very much for your generous support to our project providing life-saving seeds and farm inputs to very poor farming families. One of the major problems in farming with marginalized farmers is that farm inputs are often difficult to procure and are expensive. The practice of using hybrid seeds makes if difficult for farmers to use the seeds second cycle because they no longer contain the characteristics of the parent. Our approach is to use indigenous seed varieties which can be re-used from parent stocks next planting season. These seeds are popular vegetables such as ladys fingers, tomato, eggplant, squash and variety of root crops. Then we make our own organic fertilizer from waste around the farm mainly chicken dung, goat and cow dung and mix this with shredded grasses and weeds. The organic fertilizer we distribute to our farmers with a small fee. This reporting period we were able to distribute a total of 200 bags organic fertilizer.
Warm greetings and thank you very much for your continuing support to our project providing much-needed seed supplies to small farming families. Seeds are very important in terms of improving productivity in farming and often times this is overlooked with farmers using low-grade seeds and thereby lowering their production down to unsustainable levels. We try to change this situation by providing farmers with high-valued seeds that they are able to grow and get higher yields compared to when they are using low-class seeds. This reporting period, we procured hard to purchase seeds of high-valued crops such as onions and leeks and grow them in our seed propagation area with the aim of producing the seeds for distribution to farmers. Aside from leeks and onions we are able to also grow ladys fingers, tomato, eggplant, cucumber and bitter gourd.
Hoping for your continuing support to this initiative.
Warm greetings and thank you very much for your generous support to our project providing vegetable seeds and technical assitance to poor farmers in order for them to improve their livelihood. There are so many open spaces around the farm and the spaces can be utilized for gardening. In addition we provided our beneficiaries guidance in using containers for their gardening activity. These containers are usually cluttered in the farm with no clear purpose of what they are for and they can be used in producing food for the family. The containers comprise drums, cans, sacks and plastic bags. This reporting period we trained and provided seeds to 120 backyard growers so they can produce their own food.
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