Que Alegre Alegria Organic Demo Farm (PHL-73)


Type: Environmental/Green Projects: Ecologically friendly agriculture - Country: Philippines

Brief description and main aims

This integrated of vegetable, livestock and poultry production enterprise development project is a perfect combination of improving and increasing the profitability of countryside entrepreneurship, simultaneously reducing the cost of production. Its inter-relationship would provide a complementary existence making it possible to attain an optimum productivity at low cost.

Main Activities

  • Community organizing and technical assistance
  • Organic farming activities
  • Organic hog raising and native chicken production, capability building
  • Marketing, monitoring and evaluation project documentation and reporting

Volunteer tasks

  • Participate in organic farming and other agricultural related activities
  • Assist in developing and renovation of the farm
  • Conduct trainings and seminars
  • Clerical duties
  • Assist with the organization's promotion and resource mobilization efforts 

Volunteer requirements / Skills

  • Open to take risks and able to multitask
  • Interest in presentation and communication skills
  • Can lead internal and external teams
  • Innovative, industrious, adventurous, sociable
  • Independent and requires less supervision

Location

The project is located in Upper Minag-a Legaspi Alegria, Cebu Philippines.
 
The Municipality of Alegria, a 4th class town, is one of the local government units (47 municipalities and five cities of the Province of Cebu, and one of the 15 municipalities in the 2nd Congressional district of the province. It only takes three (3) hours to reach the Municipality on a non-stop drive from Cebu City passing the Cebu City-Carcar City, Barili-Alegria route and four and a half hours passing the Cebu City- Santander-Samboan- Alegria route.
 
This project is to be implemented in the Municipality of Alegria which is one of the major sources of vegetables and livestock of Metro Cebu and its adjacent provinces. The suitability of agricultural crops with the basic skills of the farming communities is ideal due to the bio-physical and climatic condition of the area and further sustained by the existence of vegetable traders and strong people’s organization.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer will live with a host family (expect to have a shared room with your host sister or brother).

More Information

Volunteers needed: 1-2

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