Our tree planting partner in Philippines provide seeds to farmers and train them on a variety of agroforestry and livestock management techniques. They teach them how to integrate different species of plants in farms, reducing the need for chemical pesticides, and how to make organic fertilizers rather than buying chemical ones.
Many new fruit and vegetable species that are rare in the Philippines have been introduced, bringing farmers a premium at local markets. They hired people to protect seedlings in the ground from wildfires, and to water those in the nurseries. Severe floods have led to an influx of new volunteers concerned about deforestation. Many volunteers have attended training and information sessions, and have lent a hand in creating new nurseries.