Tag Archive for eco-agriculture

Building and sustaining an eco-agri farm in a forest catchment

This eco-agriculture initiative takes place in an upland area in Sitio Bendum, an upland village in northern Mindanao in the Philippines.  Bendum, as the area is more commonly referred to, is also the ancestral domain of the indigenous Pulangiyen community. The eco-agriculture farm is located in lower Pangamu, in a cleared land area or lubas.  The vegetable farm is now expanded from 2 hectares to 2.5 hectares and is in a sloping land with closer access to the water supply.  The whole farm area used to be a migrant community farm planted with a high yielding corn variety that was applied with chemical fertilizers and left the soil degraded.

Zero hunger, food security, improved nutrition, and sustainable agriculture (SDG 2)

2017_01_15_Editorial_Photo1It is disconcerting that in the 21st century, hunger remains a second priority when talking about Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – after eradication of extreme poverty, one of the main causes of hunger.

The hunger problem, it would seem, should have been almost overcome, or is experienced only in pockets in certain areas of the world today.  According to the UN World Food Programme however, “some 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life.  That’s about one in nine people on earth”, even as notable advancements are achieved in food issues.