Tag Archives: Indigenous Peoples

FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM DEEPENS RELATIONSHIPS WITH PARTNERS THROUGH FARM VISITS

Sihaya Ansibod, PBCI-CFP Director of Field Operations, developed the Farm Visitation Program to get first-hand and up-to-date information on the state of our farming partners’ lives, wellness, farming successes, farming challenges, and aspirations. We’re passionate about holistic and inclusive development. We’re very careful not to impose coffee farming if it’s not appropriate in a given social, cultural, or geographical context. We, at PBCI-CFP Tribe, believe that this Farm Visitation Program, an aspect of our on-going Participatory Action Research (PAR) around Mt. Apo, would help us to be true to our philosophy of development — from the ground up.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH KALINGA PEOPLE AND LEADERS GETS DEEPER

Lakan Sumulong, our CFP StoryTeller, visited our friends and partners in Kalinga last 28 January – 02 February 2017. He renewed and strengthened our relationship — With the Alngag clan where Tala, one of our inclusive development mentors, belong. We’re especially grateful for Malou Alngag who shared her vision and enthusiasm to advance peace and […]

UBC-SCARP STUDENTS AND PROFESSOR VISIT CFP KALINGA

Nine graduate students from the University of British Columbia – School of Community and Regional Planning (UBC-SCARP), led by their professor, Dr. Leonora Angeles, chose to do their field research among Coffee For Peace (CFP) partner communities in Kalinga. They were hosted by  Twinkle Alngag Bautista, our PAR Missionary in the Cordillera Region. They were also […]

SUMACHER TRIBE IN KALINGA INVITES CFP FOR INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT

We were invited by the Sumacher Tribe of the Upper Kalinga to explore an inclusive development partnership with them starting with coffee production and marketing. This is part of our long term relationship with the Kalinga people that started in 2010. Twinkle Alngag Bautista, or Tala for those who are close to her, is the […]

TWINKLE BAUTISTA ENHANCES CFP OPERATIONS IN KALINGA

Kalinga people love peace and coffee. Twinkle Alngag Bautista is convinced that she is called to build a Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Community and Coffee For Peace (CFP) social business in Kalinga as part of her life’s calling and mission. Coffee is already a popular product here. Local Robusta coffee is brewed every morning in […]