The Food for Life cooperative aims to improve the lives of local rural farmers, farmworkers, and their families by establishing an equitable market for their products and by reinforcing safe and efficient farming. Support this project through financial contributions and prayer.
In the Philippines, the farming population is one of the most impoverished groups of people. Farmers are often dependent on traders. Products such as palay (unhusked rice grains) sell at much lower rates to traders, which is insufficient to cover high input loan interest rates. By getting into debt to traders, farmers are often unable to feed their families, especially in the off-season. Further, consumers are left vulnerable to a high number of unsafe and genetically modified food imports without access to sustainably and locally grown food products. In 2018, more than 17, 000 people were affected by food-borne diseases in the Philippines.
CBM’s partnership with KPM in providing technology, training, and an opportunity to sell produce at equitable rates seeks to protect farmers, farmworkers, and consumers in Capiz Province from exploitation and unsafe food.