Category: CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

OUR COMPANY AND SPAMAST ARE NOW PARTNERS IN INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT

Coffee For Peace (CFP) and the Southern Philippines Agri-Business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology (SPAMAST) are working together to generate new knowledge on environmental protection and social transformation. SPAMAST, as an academic institution, is committed to develop significant researches which help uplift the lives of small farmers in the province of Davao del Sur. They are …

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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 …

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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 …

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ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY STUDENTS PUBLISH THEIR RESEARCH FINDINGS ABOUT CFP

Five business students from St. John’s University in New York did a research on the performance of Coffee for Peace, Inc. Using the lens of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG), Samiha Huque, Salmaan Kapdi, Wilson Lee, Joslyn Mejicano, and Christina Melendez researched and identified our innovations at CFP. They interviewed Tala Alngag …

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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 …

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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, …

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CFP IS A MEMBER OF THE NEWLY-ESTABLISHED ‘PHILIPPINE COFFEE COUNCIL’

Joji Pantoja, CEO of Coffee For Peace Corp., is now a member of the Philippine Coffee Council. CFP Corp., being a national enabler for the coffee farmers, has been chosen to be part of this Council. Joji is also the chairperson of the Greater Davao Regional Coffee Council. The idea of organizing a national council for …

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PENNSYLVANIA-BASED ‘SOCIAL ENTERPRISE GROUP’ EXPLORES PARTNERSHIP WITH CFP

Our friend, Prof. Jonathan Rudy, Senior Fellow at the Pennsylvania-based Social Enterprise Group, led a team to visit Mindanao for the purpose of exploring partnership with Coffee For Peace. With him were Deborah Drury, Jason Biesel, and Rachel Craft. Last 07-12 January 2018, they travelled from Pennsylvania to Davao. They visited our farming partners in Mount …

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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 …

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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 …

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