Agro-Eco Philippines is very thankful for this cropping season’s bountiful harvests of our organic black, red and white rice with yields higher than the conventional one, with lower expenses https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_P0_ZsJrpM&t=68s and no adverse environmental impacts at all.
Our increasing no. of trained and organized farmer-entrepreneurs are selling their quality produced milled rice directly to the consumers to address the never been solved decades-old problem of very low buying price of ‘palay’ (unmilled rice) during harvest season, made even worse by the impacts of the Rice Tarrification Law https://www.pressreader.com/philippines/mindanao-times/20190915/281547997594900. The price per kilo of palay has dropped to as low as 11.00 from 14.00, and this doesn’t exclude a large percentage of small-scale organic farmers into this vicious cycle of exploitations.
We continue providing the farmers with better options on how to emancipate themselves not only from expensive commercial seeds and farm inputs but also from onerous and exploitative marketing schemes, which is why we’re now engaged in sustainable business following the Social Solidarity Economy (SSE) model. The results are very remarkable, making the organic farming families and their organizations economically secured, happier and prouder than they were before.
In a simple term: it is so much better for the organic farmers to sell milled rice directly to the organized consumers than to sell their palay to the traders.
We’re firmed with our mission of providing the consumers with regular supply of nutritious, good-eating quality, and affordable organic rice of any variant. This season’s bountiful harvests are intended to our valued organized consumers (individuals and organizations) who’ve already patronized our products for the past months and gave us with honest feedbacks on the things that we need to improve.
It really makes a big difference when farmers and consumers work together to achieve our common goals – better livelihood for the small-scale farmers, improved local economies, healthy living, responsible production and consumption, and sustainable development.
Click the link below for you to know the names and contact nos. of our farmer-leaders: