Fundraising Event

Food Sheds for Filipinos: Securing Food and Livelihood in Low-Income Communities in the Philippines.

  • 06/07/2022 - 30/06/2023
  • Philippines
PHP 13,100
1% Complete
Target : PHP 1,000,000 Raised Offline : PHP 12,100

About Event

What are food sheds?
A food shed is a food production system that adopts natural and green farming technologies to produce a steady supply of quality vegetables and poultry products.

The food shed farming system supports Filipino families who have no direct access to food sources like farmland, forests, or municipal fishing grounds. Families can now be assured of a stable food source while applying ecologically friendly practices, such as waste recycling through composting, rainwater harvesting for irrigation, natural pest and disease control, and integrated nutrient management to produce healthy and quality food (vegetables and poultry) products for their families and their communities.

In essence, foodsheds represent the very best of Filipino values - resourcefulness, helpfulness, pakikipag-kapwa, and bayanihan.

What is WWF-Philippines doing?

Millions of Filipino families are dependent on agriculture and fisheries for sustenance and livelihood. As the climate crisis continues to affect the stability of food production systems, Filipinos have been facing high levels of food and nutrition deficiency. Climate change impacts have significantly reduced food availability and increased its prices. On top of that, the COVID-19 pandemic has also disrupted supply chains thereby further exacerbating poverty and food insecurity, especially for low-income communities.

Through our Sustainable Food Systems Program, WWF-Philippines helps capacitate low-income communities with food shed farming system knowledge and the use of climate adaptive technology. This aims to protect and empower these communities against hunger caused by increase in prices and other disruptions.

How can you help?
Food security can only exist when all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.

By donating to WWF-Philippines, you are contributing to:

1. Promoting climate-adaptive technologies to secure food for families
2. Cushioning the impacts of the pandemic to food security
3. Establishing a sustainable agriculture-based livelihood

Each foodshed will directly provide livelihood to two (2) caretakers who will manage the overall production of the food shed and facilitate linkage to local community buyers of the produce.

Each unit of foodshed will cater to an immediate local market of around 30 FAMILIES in Negros Occidental for access to fresh, healthy and hyperlocal food.