Young Eco-Leaders Development Project

by Association of Locally Empowered Youth in Mindanao (ALEY-M) Inc.
Young Eco-Leaders Development Project
Indigenous vegetable
Indigenous vegetable

Dear Friend,

Warm greetings and thank you very much for your generous support to our project transforming the young into eco-warriors and eco-leaders. Leadership is very urgent and crucial here especially with the effects of climate change negatively resulting to poor harvests, massive crop losses and poverty of small-scale, marginal farming families. This reporting period, we focused on educating the youth in growing and utilizing highly nutritious vegetables that are growing naturally in the hillsides. In this way, nutritious food in the table is not only free but are not sprayed with harmful chemicals to kill insects since these vegetables naturally survive without being susceptible to insect attacts. Shown here is that type of vegetable called talinum which is a nutrient powerhouse.

Hoping for your continuing support to this initiative.

Thank you very much.

Very sincerely yours,

Jed Christian

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Distributing seedlings
Distributing seedlings

Dear Friend,

Warm greetings and thank you very much for your donation to our project training the youth to be eco-leaders in their respective communities. With severe weather patterns happening nowadays, the need to train the youth remains very urgent indeed. Aside from training and in order to practice what they have learned, we provided the participants with farming inputs that they can bring home. In previous activities we provided them with small farm animals that they can raise in their backyards. We are happy to note that the animals are well-taken cared of (except for some) and that they are producing additional chicks (in the case of chickens and ducks). This reporting period we provided them with seedlings of different vegetables that they can grow. We provided this to a total of 70 youth.

Hoping for your continuing support.

Very sincerely yours,

Jed

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participants

Dear Friend,

Warm greetings and thank you very much for your generous support to our project training the youth to be eco-leaders. This training is very important given the loss of biodiversity in our place and the need to empower the youth as promoters and guardians and also in order to secure their future and generations after them. This reporting period, with the generous help of local supporters we are able to conduct a farm diversification training for 73 youths with focus on how to expand their production given the small farm land they have. Farms owned or cultivated by farmers in our place is getting to be less and less because of population pressure so there is a need to use what little farm is available to increase income meanwhile making sure that the soil is not depleted and that biodiversity is maintained. We promote the stragegy called perma-culture or mixing of plants and animals in a single system.

Hoping to continue with our capacity-building for the youth.

Very sincerely yours,

Jed

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Eco-leaders training
Eco-leaders training

Dear Friend,

Warm greetings and thank you very much for your generous support to our project training young leaders on agro-ecology. This subject matter is very important in view of the problem of soil erosion and loss of soil fertility as well as loss of biodiversity especially in the upland areas. The loss of biodiversity means also the loss of livelihoods of future generations and this will spell trouble especially for those who are already poor and who are eking an existence in the mountains. Thanks to a local donor we are able to amplify the results of this project by engaging 120 youth leaders located in 3 municipalities in Misamis Oriental to undertake a 3-day training on crop diversification and sustainable farming. This is with the aim of improving the ecosystem as well as providing food for those who are engaged in farming. The topics being tackled include farm design, most important crop species, farm planning, use of local resources in improving the farm and integration of crops and animals in a farming system. The youth leaders were very enthusiastic especially that after the trainings they were provided with starter inputs such as vegetable seeds, organic fertilizer, chicks and ducklings.

Hoping for your continuing support to this project.

Very sincerely yours,

Jed Christian

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Association of Locally Empowered Youth in Mindanao (ALEY-M) Inc.

Location: Cagayan de Oro - Philippines
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Project Leader:
Jed Christian Sayre
Director
Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

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