Local farmers participated in a training program on post-harvest handling and packaging techniques, enabling them to transport produce to high-end clients, maximize their profits and make their hard work of cultivation worthwhile.

IsraAID's Philippine Grows program a regional success

 

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Following IsraAID’s response to the massive losses in livelihoods, for those relying on agriculture as their source of income after typhoon Yolanda hit the region on November 2013, the Philippine Grows food security and agricultural livelihood training program has become a regional success.

In the Philippines, IsraAID developed a food security and agricultural livelihood training program in response to the massive losses in livelihoods, for those relying on agriculture as their source of income, after typhoon Yolanda hit the region on November 2013. The program offers support and capacity building for small-scale community farmers in the rural affected area of barangay Cabintan in Ormoc city, Leyte, which includes introduction of technology and know-how through hands on training and capacity building using practical tools for agricultural technical and practical improvements.

As a part of IsraAID’s collaboration with the Agriculture Training Institute and local government institutes, local farmers participated in a hands-on training program on post-harvest handling and packaging techniques. The farmers gained knowledge and skills in the proper handling of their crops in order to maintain high product value and longer shelf life, and to prevent product losses. The implementation of these techniques will enable them to transport produce to high-end clients, thus maximizing their profits and making their hard work of cultivation worthwhile.

IsraAID's Philippine Grows program a regional success

Philippine Grows – packaging for high-end clients
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