Bohol has launched its Communal Garden project as a sustainable food source for communities.
The Bohol Communal Garden (BCG) serves as a complementary economic development intervention to harness rural women’s capability in sustaining communal gardens to achieve community food security.
An agricultural base provides a local food source for the community, while the community provides new markets for farmers through commercial distribution. This will allow rural women to establish their agency and independence by leading their respective communal gardens.
Serving women from five different municipalities in Bohol, the BCG aims to re-engage rural women in entrepreneurship and train them through a series of modules on food sovereignty and security, digital marketing and sales literacy, leadership and management, values formation and gender and development.
The project also intends to connect its beneficiaries to restaurants, hotels, resorts, schools, other communities, and commercial establishments to become trusted and reputable suppliers of farm-to-table products.
The Bohol Communal Garden Project was launched on January 15, 2021, by SPARK! with the support of the Australian Embassy in the Philippines through the Direct Aid Programme in partnership with the Office of Governor Arthur Yap of the Province of Bohol, Office of the Provincial Agriculturist of Bohol (OPA), Agricultural Training Institute Region 7 (ATI-7), Municipal Agricultural Office, award-winning chocolatiers Dalareich Food Products, and Bohol Association of Hotels, Resorts, and Restaurants, and SPARK! Philippines, a non-profit organization that works towards women’s economic empowerment.
SPARK! will be opening a branch in Bohol to expand the organization’s reach and help even more communities of women this year.
Should you have any questions about the Bohol Communal Garden Project, you may coordinate with Dalareich Polot at +63 9496340465 or email at email@example.com
Sustainable food practices highlighted during the enhanced community quarantine in the Philippines in 2020 include that of the Edible Landscaping model of the University of the Philippines Los Banos and the Grow My Own Food- Bohol Backyard Garden initiative.
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