Focused Sector(s): Livelihood
Project: Mitigation and Resilient Bicol
Date: October 2011, October 2012, October 2013, October 2014 / 12 months each
Location: Legazpi, Albay, Bicol Region
Beneficiaries: 400 households (2,000 villagers)


Problem(s):

  • Poverty resulting from natural disasters and the lack of sustainable and efficient farming practices
  • Farmers were dependent on chemical fertilisers and pesticides
  • Scarcity of food

 

Intervention and Impact

  • Set up a demonstration farm to integrate crop and animal production, and employed sustainable farming technologies without the use of fertilisers and pesticides. The farm’s facilities include:
    • Two lots for free range poultry
    • One buffalo
    • One hatching pen
    • One pig sty housing six pigs
    • One lot housing four goats
    • Vermicompost
    • Disaster resilient crops and vegetables grown using minimal non-organic enhancement
    • A training area for farming cooperative study visits
    • Housing for farm workers and on-site agriculturalists
  • The demonstration farm equipped farmers with information on how they could address food scarcity issues, and has led to increased local agricultural development. The inculcation of environmentally sustainable farming techniques will lead to less degradation and mitigate the impact of potential disasters.

 

Cost: S$149,430