Food secure, eco-households and eco-villages that nurture mankind, nature, earth and planet.
Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.
Pangasinan is the province where i live with my family since 1985. It is also where my husband and i shared our expertise and passion for sustainable community development and organic agriculture thru Agtalon Inc., a SEC registered NGO which we founded together with colleagues from the University of the Phils. in 1987. Our work towards achieving self-reliant eco-villages by establishing eco-households is slowly manifesting our vision of self-reliant and food secure communities. I chose this place because this is where we have launched our OhMG (Organic household Model Garden) challenge, a project that piloted our concept of inspiring families to take up the challenge of producing organic vegetables in their backyards and promoting good, clean and fair food to attain food security for the family as the main unit of society. We are based in Pangasinan, where we do training & education, community organizing, product development & consolidation, trading & marketing of natural and organic products, and partner with government and farm owners, organic practitioners/producers and consumers in our work.
Describe the People and Place: Provide information that would be helpful for an outsider who has never been there and may have no context about this Place to better understand the area.
Challenges: Describe the current (2020) and the future (2050) challenges that your food system faces.
The challenges include the increasing food-related health issues, climate change and natural disasters that threaten our food system, the decreasing food availability and lose of control over healthy and affordable local food products especially for households experiencing poverty, on the one hand. On the other hand there is the great potential of gaining positively by households producing their own food thru family effort snd collective community efforts.
Address the Challenges: Describe how your Vision will address the challenges described in the previous question.
Thru a well- informed society of families gardening and producing organic and healthy food in their backyards, the problem might be reduced and mitigated.
High Level Vision: With these challenges addressed, now provide a high level description of how the Place and the lives of its People will be different than they are now.
Food Self-reliant households happily sustaining their health and living happily thru their own efforts at gardening and promoting self-reliant communities thru the OhMG challenge!
Full Vision: How do you describe your Vision for a regenerative and nourishing food future for your Place and People for 2050?
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