To Filipino farmers, pineapples are like gold nuggets

The Philippines is one of the countries most affected by climate change. This has serious consequences for the large number of small farmers. Several typhoons each year can sometimes cause already small harvests to fail completely. In the center of the poor province of Camarines Norte the LPMPC cooperative is tackling these problems. LPMPC’s focus is on growing and processing pineapples. They process pineapples to make juice or jam, and make clothes from the fibers. Processing the fibers secures them extra income. What’s more, the pineapple is more resistant to typhoons compared to the usual rice paddies. In short, an innovative approach that bears golden fruit.
 
Already collected € 0
Searched budget € 44.000
NGO
Trias
Location
Filipijnen (Camarines Norte)
Project duration
2017 - 2021
Co-financing
DGD (80%)
Project code
05024
Theme
Landbouw
Environmentally aware businesses with greater opportunities for a successful harvest

PURPOSE

The purpose of this project is to make LPMPC a sustainable cooperative that helps more than 9000 people (2017) with improved production and access to fair markets.


BUDGET REQUESTED VIA ENTREPRENEURS FOR ENTREPRENEURS

Donation requested for:
- 2019: € 14.000
- 2020: € 15.000
- 2021: € 15.000  
 

SOCIAL IMPACT

By the end of 2021 LPMPC aims to reach some 12,000 Filipino farmers to improve their productivity and income. Thanks to LPMPC’s innovative approach the living standards of the farmers and their families will improve on a long-term basis (including access to good-quality education and healthcare). Thus for example extra income is generated by processing the pineapple fibers.
 

KEY WORDS 

- Environment 
- Agriculture
- Entrepreneurship 
- Market access