COFFEE FOR PEACE IS THE INCLUSIVE BUSINESS WINNER FOR THE PHILIPPINES AT THE ASEAN BUSINESS AWARDS 2017

We are so encouraged to receive another citation from the Asean Business Awards 2017:

ASEAN BUSINESS AWARDS 2017
NATIONAL WINNER, PHILIPPINES
Inclusive Business Category

Coffee for Peace is a social enterprise in the areas of Mt. Apo, Bukidnon, and the Cordillera Administrative Region which envisions Peace Communities practicing relational harmony and enjoying quality life by engaging in a sustainable coffee value chain. It incessantly seeks various ways to economically allow marginalized communities in Mindanao and the Philippines become sustainable. This is not only an approach to sustaining peace efforts but also to give a better alternative to armed struggle and other destructive environmental practices just to bring food on the table.

We dedicate this award to all the farmers in the Philippines.

We will continue to pray for your liberation from all kinds of oppression.

We will continue to listen, to serve and to work, with your guidance, towards the advancement of justice for the peace of all the families toiling the land.

We honor our Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) field training facilitators — Clay & June Rojo, Twinkle ‘Tala’ Alngag Bautista, Byron ‘Bee’ Pantoja, Jobee ‘Sihaya’ Basas, Aiza ‘Wanay’ Baluyan — with this award. We express our gratitude for the administrative work of Tyron Ortiz and Chacha Denila Homez.

Coffee for Peace is also a finalist all over Southeast Asia in the ‘Inclusive Business’ category.

Our CEO, Ms Joji Felicitas Pantoja, shared the story of Coffee for Peace, Inc. before the participants at the Inclusive Business Summit, ASEAN Business Awards 2017. Marriott Hotel, Manila, Philippines. 06 September 2017.

 

NATIONAL TV FEATURED COFFEE FOR PEACE AS AN INDUSTRY FRONT-LINER FOR QUALITY

Joji Pantoja (Chief Executive Officer) and Byron Pantoja (Trading Manager) were featured in a national television program focusing on the coffee industry in the Philippines.

It was an honor to share our passion at CFP to train coffee farmers in many parts of the country — Cordillera Mountains, Sierra Madre Mountains, Mount Kitanglad, Mount Apo, Mount Matutum — to raise their production quality to global standards. The end purpose is for the coffee farmers to have enough self-confidence to sell their coffee products at a price that is just, and at a trading practice that is sustainable.

PeaceBuilders Community¬†facilitates relationship and partnerships with farming communities, trains coffee farmers, and sets up processing facilities — sustained and energized by Peace and Reconciliation principles and values.

Coffee For Peace looks after quality control, marketing, and other social entrepreneurial development needs and concerns of the coffee farmers.

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