Category Archives: HARMONY WITH CREATION

NEW COFFEE FARMING COMMUNITIES IN CENTRAL MINDANAO WELCOME CFP

10-13 September 2019. Sihaya Ansibod, our Director of Field Operations, invited Lakan Sumulong, our Ama, to travel with her team. First, they met with our partners among the Erumanen Ne Menuvu tribe on Mt. Agkir-Agkir. Then they visited the Iranun coffee farmers in Alamada who invited them to market their coffee. Afterwards, they responded to […]

CFP INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT TEAM HELP ENHANCE BANGSAMORO COFFEE FARMING MANAGEMENT

Sihaya Ansibod leads a Peace and Reconciliation Team to train Bangsamoro folks in North Cotabato to enhance their coffee farming technique. These farmers have heard how some coffee communities we’ve trained were able to win in national coffee quality competitions and were able to export their specialty coffee to international market. They invited Sihaya and her team to share what […]

OUR CEO SHARES HER ‘COFFEE FOR PEACE’ STORY AT A WOMEN’S CONFERENCE IN DAVAO OCCIDENTAL

Last Thursday, 28 March, the provincial government of Davao Occidental invited our CEO, Joji Pantoja, to be the keynote speaker at their 2019 National Women’s Month Celebration. Speaking on the theme “We Make Change Work For Women,” Ms. Pantoja emphasized both the reproductive and productive roles of women as community leaders. She shared her journey as a mother and the story of Coffee For Peace to illustrate the main points of her speech.

CFP INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT TEAM FACILITATES DAVAO REGIONAL COFFEE COUNCIL MEETING

The Davao-based members of Coffee For Peace Inclusive Development Team—Joji Pantoja, Aiza Wanay, and Sam Bautista—participated in the 3rd General Meeting of the Davao Region Coffee Council. Joji, who serves as chair of this Council, gave a motivational talk by sharing the lessons in her journey while building up Coffee for Peace as a social enterprise. This is […]

LOCAL COFFEE FARMERS AND STAKEHOLDERS ORGANIZE COMVAL COFFEE COUNCIL

Local farmers and coffee industry stakeholders in the Province of Compostela Valley gathered together to organize themselves as participants in the Philippine Coffee Industry Road Map 2017-2022. They are now referred to as ComVal Coffee Council. With the assistance of the Department of Trade and Industry-Region XI, the newly-organized provincial coffee industry players hope to […]

REUTERS FOUNDATION VISITS THE FARMING PARTNERS OF COFFEE FOR PEACE

Kieran Guilbert of Thomson Reuters Foundation — the philanthropic arm of Thomson Reuters, the world’s biggest news and information provider — visited and interviewed our farming partners and fieldworkers in Mindanao. This foundation establishes strategic partnerships “to tackle some of the world’s most pressing socio-economic issues” engaging businesses, governments, thought leaders and civil society. Guilbert featured the story of […]

LAMBUNAO LOCAL GOVERNMENT INVITES OUR INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT CONSULTING GROUP

Last 15-17 March 2018, our Inclusive Development Consulting Group (IDCG)  travelled to the Municipality of Lambunao, Iloilo Province — to continue the on-going landscape architecture consultation between AJM Planning and Design and the local government; and, to facilitate an inclusive development workshop among coffee farmers, buyers, and traders there. The IDCG was composed of Tala Alngag Bautista, AJ Moldez, […]

BUDDING MINDANAO ENTREPRENEURS VISIT COFFEE FOR PEACE

Coffee For Peace Bistro hosted the Social Enterprise Ideation campers during their learning tour last Thursday, 30 November 2017. We presented various concepts that was consistent with their theme: “Local Changes: Ideas to Impact Social Enterprise”. This ideation camp is facilitated by the CSO SEED Philippines and was supported by the European Union in the Philippines and British Council […]

CFP’S YOUNG WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS MADE IT TO THE TOP FIVE WINNERS AT ‘BPI SINAG ACCELERATE 2017’

Two of the young inclusive development leaders we’re training — Sihaya Ansibod (Erumanen Menuvu, North Cotabato) and Twinkle Alngag Bautista (Sumacher, Kalinga) — competed with other leading young entrepreneurs from across the country, representing Coffee For Peace at the BPI Sinag Accelerate 2017’s social entrepreneurial booth camp. Last 10 November 2017, their business plan made it to the […]

WE RECEIVED ASEAN’S 2017 PRIVATE SECTOR LEADERSHIP AWARD ON RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND POVERTY ERADICATION

Coffee For Peace was given the ASEAN Leadership Award on Rural Development and Poverty Eradication–Private Sector 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Congratulations to our farming partners, barista partners, post-harvest processing partners, investing partners, coffee drinking partners, supplying partners, and management team! Your labor of love and dedication are appreciated by Southeast Asian people and corporations […]