Lifebank Foundation Conducts Due Diligence

The Lifebank Foundation team headed by Mrs. Berna Halonghong (Acting Dept. Head, Sustainable Development Department), Carla Bien S. Pineda (Program Supervisor), and April Daraug (Program Associate), conducted a due diligence visit to Antique Cluster to formally meet the members and…

ESSA General Assembly

The General Assembly was held last February 19, 2022 via zoom. Despite the challenges of coordinating the schedules of the members, many were able to attend the yearly gathering. The ESSA network is nationwide and most of the members are…

Sustainable Stories Episode 1: Brgy Captain Teresita Chua

Hello everyone! Today we will be launching the first of our ESSA sustainable stories, a series of interviews with people within the network who have been instrumental in helping to strengthen our advocacy of Sustainable Agriculture. First up we have…

ESSA Conducts A Series of Inner Conditioning Workshops in Panay

ESSA continued it’s nationwide Initiative of conducting Inner Conditioning Workshops in Panay, thanks in part to the efforts and availability of facilitator and ESSA council member Elias Romualdez. The ICW is an intensive 3- day long that takes participants through…

Seeds, The Farmer’s Freedom

In this age of GE seeds, hybrids and seed corporations, farmers are becoming increasingly dependent on outside sources for resource that had always been free by right: seeds. For thousands of years farmers saved seeds from their crops for the…

Why Forests are Important for Farmers

In the age of conventional agriculture, the value of forest land has rarely been appreciated. Farmers value clear land so that they can maximize the amount of crops they are able to grow and sell. However, decades of evidence is…

Flood Resistant Crops

The Philippines is a wonderful place for farming. Abundant rains and warm weather make it possible for us to grow nearly any food all year round. However there are some challenges that come with that heavy rain, one of the…