Greetings from typhoon-ravaged Leyte Province. The rains is continuing here and life is difficult specially for very poor survivors. Food is also scarce and food aid by international aid agencies is getting scarce. There are just too many victims and covering them all with continuous food supply is always a challenge. This is specially true for survivors living in far-flung places such as mountain areas where the trucks could not reach them.
Our approach towards food provision and food security is in terms of providing vegetable seeds and seedlings. Some of the seedlings are very tiny and raising them by the survivors require special skills. So what we do is to raise the seeds in seedling trays instead and then distribute the seedlings to the survivors. We also conduct trainings during distribution in order to equip the beneficiaries with gardening skills. In so doing we ensure continuous food supply. Some of the vegetables the survivors can harvest in 22 days so this initiative has indeed a great impact in ensuring food always in the home. Vegetables is also scarce here and expensive so surplus can be sold by the growers.
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