PFA created a sustainable agricultural system to help local farmers grow cassava on their land instead of selling it to the lowest bidder. It will generate enough revenue to buy seeds in future harvests.
A complete state of independence.
Most small farmers cannot afford to buy seeds to plant resulting in hectares of desolate lands. PFA provides the seeds to grow and the cost of harvest, then buys the entire crop from the farmer at market price.
Cultivating a land requires a large workforce of more than 200 people for each hectare of cassava to plant, weed, harvest, dig, chip, dry, bag, and deliver.
PFA provides work to all farmers and their families including lunch on the field.
We banned the use of chemicals and only use natural or organic methods to cultivate the soil.
All our seeds are organic.
Although in developmental phase, PFA will soon offer various programs to train women to obtain the necessary skills to decrease the level of dependency on men workers.
By the end of 2017, PFA will provide basic healthcare services to ALL farmers and their families who joined the association.
Palanas Farmers Association was officially launched in February 2017 and now consists of nearly 30 local farmers.
With the support of the Department of Agriculture and the University of The Philipines since 2015, our mission is to promote the concept of sustainability to the farmers and let them know they are not alone.
We have begun an agressive campaign to promote the free services available to all farmers.
As we continue to develop our programs to help farmers, we will also welcome donations from all of you who have already been very generous.
We will continue to accept all donations via www.FarmersRelief.org and update our blog as well.
These two programs will be launched this year and will require partnership with agricultural groups to provide educational material and tools to train our farmers and their families.
About our healthcare program, we are seeking a physician's clinical environment that could accommodate our farmers' visit.
We also require aid from a pharmaceutical laboratory for donation of basic medication.
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