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…

What Is Sustainable Agriculture?

At ESSA, our foremost goal is to promote the practice of sustainable agriculture in the Philippines. In order for us to truly advocate for sustainable agriculture we need to understand what is really is. Let’s take a look at some…

Small Farms Can Feed The World

This article, written for children’shealthdefense.org, as site that advocates the importance of healthy organic food for children, they describe how systems of small farms are better suited to provide food for the world thant the current large scale conventional method.…

The Difference Between Sustainable and Organic Food

The Difference Between Organic and Sustainable Food Often, when looking for healthy food that is good for us and the environment we look for the “ORGANIC” label. Organic is better for your health in many ways. However it is not…

The Real Climate Impact of Organic Farming

The Real Climate Impact of Organic Farming is an article written on foodprint.org as a response to many reports that have been surfacing that organic farming is actually WORSE for the environment. The article mentions that these studies exist alongside…

SRI & ESSA Start 4-Month Training with Lambunao Farmers

ESSA, in cooperation with SRI Pilipinas is conducting a season long training on the System of Rice Intensification with 14 farmers and farm owners from Lambunao. They aim to create a community of sustainable farmers in the area that will…

LOAMC-Ph holds its 13th General Assembly

This past May 13th, LOAMCPh held it’s 13th general assembly. The event was held online for mayors and lgu representatives from prospective member municipalities. The programme included the history and current state of LOAMCPh, a talk on the current pandemic…