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Yolanda taught Eastern Visayas farmers to diversify livelihood

eutiquo casiroman plows the rice field using the hand tractor provided to the farmers' association
BETTER FARMING. Eutiquo Casiroman plows the rice field using the hand tractor provided to the farmers’ association that he is a part of by Plan International. Photo courtesy of Plan International

‘We are now resilient farmers. When another typhoon comes, we will no longer have a hard time coping,’ says a farmer from Balangiga, Eastern Samar

EASTERN SAMAR, Philippines (Nov. 8, 2016)— Three years after Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan), coconut farmers in Eastern Visayas have improved their farming practices and engaged in diversified livelihood to adapt to the “new normal.”  Continue reading Yolanda taught Eastern Visayas farmers to diversify livelihood

#LawinPH: Being prepared saved lives

Residents of Baggao, cagayan return to their farms after super typhoon lawin
DISASTER PROOF. Residents of Baggao, Cagayan return to their farms after Super Typhoon Lawin hit in October 2016. Photo courtesy of Plan International

‘The change of behavior in terms of disaster preparedness has saved a lot of lives and caused less destruction,’ says Plan International County Director Dennis O’Brien

MANILA, Philippines (Nov. 1, 2016) — From afar, you can just see a line of colorful umbrellas dotted along a vast rice field with mountains in the background. As you come closer, you can see more than 10 farmers, mostly women, barefoot and bending down as they plant rice while using the umbrellas to cover them from the heat of the sun.  Continue reading #LawinPH: Being prepared saved lives