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Sarayo Forests, Inc.

Barangay Monbon Utaniman and Sarayo Forest Farm Learning Site

Monbon Farmers Association People’s Organization and Sarayo Forests, Inc. The action is proposing the development of a 1-hectare diversified organic farm and bio-composting facility. The action will also include the development of a 3-hectare model of sustainable land use and water management to demonstrate bio-intensive agroforestry, permaculture and other appropriate techniques to the different types of landscape found in the municipality of Palapag, Eastern Visayas.

Fresh New Leaf

Where Sustainability Blooms & Communities Thrive

Sarayo Forests, Inc. isn't just an organization; it's a symbol of hope, a beacon of sustainability illuminating the path for Palapag's farmers. They've embarked on a mission to weave a tapestry of land-use practices that respect the earth and empower its people.


A Symphony of Sustainable Solutions:

Their vision unfolds in three acts:

  • Demonstrating Harmony with Nature: Showcasing sustainable land-use methods, they ensure the land flourishes for generations to come.

  • Diversifying the Melodies of Income: By introducing a chorus of income streams beyond the monoculture of coconut, they empower farmers to become resilient financial maestros.

  • Becoming a Learning Orchestra: Sharing their knowledge through workshops and a learning hub, they create a symphony of understanding that empowers others to join the sustainable revolution.


The Melodies of Impact:

The sweet music of their success resonates throughout the community:

  • Land Security Serenade: Farmers now have access to land, a platform to express their agricultural aspirations.

  • Diversified Income Harmony: Farmers are no longer at the mercy of a single crop, able to provide nutritious food for their families and explore new market opportunities.

  • Women's Empowerment Chorus: By acknowledging the distinct needs of female farmers, Sarayo Forests is empowering them to take center stage in decision-making and income generation.

  • Knowledge Exchange Symphony: Through workshops and training, they're fostering a collaborative learning environment where farmers can share best practices and adapt them to their unique landscapes.


Beyond the Notes:

But the impact goes beyond quantifiable measures:

  • Shifting Power Dynamics: The AAT grant has enabled Sarayo Forests to gain more structure and empower its members, especially women.

  • Embracing Incremental Change: With unwavering commitment and small, steady steps, they're adapting the program to the needs of participants, ensuring long-term success.

Join the Chorus:

Sarayo Forests' story is an invitation to join their harmonious movement. By supporting them, you become part of a symphony of change, ensuring that sustainability and community empowerment resonate throughout Palapag and beyond.

Together, let's cultivate a future where the land flourishes, farmers thrive, and the melody of sustainability echoes through generations.

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