In the process of composting, organic wastes like leguminous leaves, animal manure, rice straw, grasses, and kitchen wastes, collectively known as the substrates, are recycled into stabilized products that can be applied to the soil as organic fertilizer.
Advocacy and products of the LifeBank Foundation were highlighted during the Biodiversity-Friendly Bazaar and Innovation Forum held at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center (NAPWC) on October 15, 2016.
A once dry and dull piece of land was nurtured into a wellspring of innovations. Welcome to the Center for Bayanihan Economics.
“Organikong pamamaraan ay tuklasin para magkaroon ng masagana at magandang ani ang ating bukid,” says Tatay Ricardo, who is part of LifeBank’s training and mentoring program. The training expanded his skill sets in crop production and opened him to new concepts in organic-based farming.
LifeBank’s Center for Bayanihan Economics advocates the Inclusive Value Chain of Smart Agriculture as a framework for addressing poverty and food insecurity. The framework serves as basis in crafting the Foundation’s complementary social development programs—Social Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) and Smart Agriculture Program (SAP).