PEF focuses on developing business solutions and investments for social enterprises that help rural households gain better incomes and move out of poverty.
In 2001, Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) was organized to administer a civil society fund for poverty reduction and community empowerment programs. Here are the 10 impactful stories representing the Foundation’s milestones during its first 10 years.
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Thursday, 27 March 2014 09:18
Al Qalam Institute of Ateneo de Davao University, in partnership with Peace and Equity Foundation, conducted a seminar-workshop entitled, Crafting the Bangsamoro Islamic Finance, at El Bajada Hotel on March 25-27.
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Wednesday, 26 March 2014 09:23
After only five years of implementation in the Philippines, the Integrated Rice-Duck Farming System (IRDFS) has already gained popularity among different sectors because of its promising results in the major facets of cash crop-growing – economy, environment, health, and sustainability.
Attended by farmers, scientists, nongovernment institutions, and lawmakers, the success of the IRDFS was discussed during the 8th International Rice-Duck Conference which was launched last 10-13 March at Butuan City. The conference is an initiative of the Philippine Agrarian Reform Foundation for National Development, Inc. (PARFUND) and in cooperation with the Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF), Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO) and the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Unit XIII.
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 11:42
The PEF Primer: Sustainability Through Social Enterprise
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When you drink hot chocolate or eat a Theo & Philo specialty chocolate bar, do you ever think of how the chocolate came to be? Or ask how a “chocolate” tree can actually exist? My friends from Peace and Equity Foundation and my co-authors of “CACAO: Bean to Bar” did a road trip to an ever inspiring cacao producer cooperative in Subasta, Davao.
Source: Read more at philstar.com
Pacita U. Juan, trustee of the Peace and Equity Foundation, advised cacao industry players present at the "Good News Kapihan" held here, to look into the experiences of the Philippine Coffee Board when the coffee industry formed the council.
"The only way for the cacao industry to be recognized is to come up with a promotions plan which will be spearheaded by Mindanao," Ms. Juan said.
Source: Read more at bworldonline.com
"Cacao in Davao" will serve as a platform where PEF and its partners will map out plans to strengthen the cacao industry, especially on the production and manufacturing side.
"There will be an estimate of one-million metric ton deficit in cacao supply by 2020 based on a report released by DTI. In 'Cacao in Davao', we will discuss how we can open up opportuniteis for our partners to either expand their production capacity or shift to cacao bean production. We are here to support them till the completion of the project." - PEF Executive Director Roberto Calingo
Source: Read more at issuu.com (page 9)
The Philippines is exporting traditional / heirloom rice to California & Montana USA and Vancouver, Canada. In 2012, the country exported a total of 21.65 MT with a value of Php 1,298,790.00