Lovely organic farming couple Alejandro “Landring” Laurente, 58, and wife Enisia, 50, from Tagboa, Lupon, Davao Oriental have successfully raised a better family by constantly practicing agroecology https://fastenopfer.ch/philippinische-partnerorganisation-ausgezeichnet/ in their 2-hectare farm for the past 15 years.
In their 400-square meter vegetables garden alone located in the nearby barangay of New Visayas, once a site of armed conflict, the couple is gaining a weekly income of 2,500 by selling their fresh organic produce in the community, significantly contributing to the nutritional needs of the people (Landring is also a COVID-19 responder of their barangay) and effectively convincing the other farmers to also practice agroecology. Two of their children Ilmie, 19, and Ilbie, 13, are directly engaged with farming, creating a sense of fulfillment on the part of the couple that someone among their children will continue what they have already established http://agroecophilippines.org/kids-4-sdgs-rooting-for-childrens-rights/.
The family is also raising livestock such as cows, goats and chickens apart from their coconuts, bananas and fruit trees, and from selling quality vermicast at the store of Agro-Eco Philippines in Davao City http://agroecophilippines.org/branching-out-serving-more/. When asked how much income are they getting from these, Landring and Enisia won’t say a word but the genuine smiles on their faces can really tell a strong sense of security and fulfillment.
Thanks to SUBANG Foundation and DKA Austria www.dka.at for also empowering Landring and the small-scale organic farmers and fisherfolks in Davao Oriental.
Landring and the farmer’s organization that he heads, Kristohanong Mag-uumang Organiko sa Tagboa (KAMOT) or Christian Organic Farmers in Tagboa is constantly collaborating with the members of their neighboring organic farmers, the New Visayas Organic Farmer’s Association (NVOFA) headed by a beautiful and strong-willed woman, Amelia Codilla.