Our Farmers


The Bugkalot are a friendly, hard working, resourceful people that have survived on subsistence farming and forest crops all of these years and will continue to do so. Subsistence farming is a form of farming in which nearly all of the crops or livestock raised are used to maintain the farmer and the farmer’s family, leaving little, if any, surplus for sale or trade. The coffee plantations will not displace them from continuing to farm small plots for their own essential family needs.  The reason why the coffee plantations will benefit the Bugkalot so much is because there is currently a 96% unemployment rate.  The Bugkalot are excited about the coffee project and what this means for their future.  They know more jobs means more dependable income for them and this will enable them to get better health care and be able to provide for their children to go to college.

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