Tag: Peace and Reconciliation

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 …

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COFFEE FOR PEACE RECEIVES 2015 AWARD FROM UNDP AND N-PEACE NETWORK

21-23 October 2015. Joji Pantoja, CEO of Coffee For Peace (CFP), received an N-Peace Award from the United Nations Development Program – Impact Investment Exchange Asia (UNDP-IIXAsia) in behalf of the women who comprise the 80 percent of the farming farmers of CFP. The N-Peace Awards Ceremony was held at One UN Hotel, New York, …

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CMU AND THE TALAANDIG TRIBE CHOOSE THE PATH OF CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION

The conflict is about 3,000 hectares of rich, arable land around Mount Kalayo in the Province of Bukidnon. The parties are the Central Mindanao University (CMU) and the Talaandig Tribe. CMU firmly takes the position that they legally own the land based on Torrens Title. The Talaandig Council of Elders insists they own the land …

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PBCI-CFP AND UGC-HFI AGREE TO ADVANCE PAR TOGETHER THROUGH 2012

In joyful response to God’s initiative and provision, PeaceBuilders Community Inc. (PBCI) and Coffee For Peace (CFP) have agreed to work together in a joint ministry with the Unifrutti Group of Companies (UGC), along with their foundations — Unifrutti Foundation Inc. and Hineleban Foundation Inc. (HFI)– to advance Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) initiatives in the …

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WE INITIATED INTER-TRIBAL EXCHANGE OF ARABICA GROWING TECHNOLOGY IN 2010

Kriz Cruzado (CFP Research & Development Coordinator) facilitated the meeting of various tribal representatives in Mindanao who are involved in fair coffee production and trading.  They come from three different First Nations in Mindanao–the Dulangan Manobo from Lebak, Sultan Kudarat, the Talaandig from Mount Kitanglad in Bukidnon, and the B’laan from Mount Matutum in South …

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IN 2009, WE CONNECTED WITH FARMERS FROM BOTH NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES

Joji Pantoja (CFP Chief Operating Officer) and her staff started a dialogue with Maragusan town Mayor Cesar Colina (first photo, seated behind his desk).  The two initial meetings led to an agreement to explore an Arabica planting program to help the Indigenous Peoples in the Compostela Valley (ComVal) Province in Southeastern Mindanao.  ComVal is so …

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WE STARTED CONNECTING AMONG CORDILLERA FARMERS IN 2008

Coffee For Peace (CFP) has been working with the office of the Hon. Thomas A. Killip, the Presidential Assistant in the Cordillera Administrative Region (PA-CAR), in advancing Fair Trade Principles among the coffee industry players in his region.  Dann Pantoja, CFP’s Fair Trade Advocacy Director, met with Mr. Killip last January 28, 2008 in his …

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WE EXPLORED WORKING AMONG BAGOBO TRIBE IN 2007

Coffee For Peace is feeling the need to increase our supply of coffee beans. Because we’re committed to serve fair-traded coffee only, we have to explore direct growers in Mindanao. Through the introduction of a local spiritual leader, we met a group of farmers in Barangay Sibulan, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur.  These coffee farmers …

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AWARDS WE HAVE RECEIVED AS A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

We are grateful for the several national and international recognition awards honoring our farming partners, peacebuilding partners, serving partners, and investing partners.