Environment
June 10, 2022
#FEEDTHESOIL: Saving the environment, one hundred buckets at a time

The Feed the Soil activity is a pilot initiative and a component of a bigger program in San Isidro that aims to address issues on the environment

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#FEEDTHESOIL: Saving the environment, one hundred buckets at a time

Bokashi Pinoy advocates and practitioners from the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP),Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, Inc. (CCFPI), PLDT and Smart Communications, Inc. gathered on June 7, 2022 for the second phase of the #FEEDTHESOIL Corporate Challenge at Barangay Tabon in Sitio St. Joseph, San Isidro, Nueva Ecija.

During the event, a total of 116 buckets of fermented raw vegetables and food scraps were turned over to the farmers in the sitio. These buckets collected in the second challenge week by at least 105 participants of Batch 84 and 85 will be used to regenerate farmlands in the area.

ONE BUCKET AT A TIME 

With the overwhelming effects of the COVID-19pandemic to the economy and the realization of the looming issues on food security and climate change, the business sector boosts most of its CSR programs to assist the agriculture and environment sectors. But more than the individual efforts, a collective response is much encouraged. Various organizations responded to the call to help the farmers and save the environment, one bucket at a time through the Feed the Soil Program.

Bokashi Pinoy is an adaptation of Japan’s Bokashi method of composting and fermentation which became popular in the 1980s. Through this method, organic wastes are processed and used to enhance the soil and improve crop quality.

 

The Feed the Soil Program is a soil regeneration initiative that aims to address issues on the environment, food security, and assist farmers through capacity building and help provide them with additional source of income through improved productivity and by being partners of the program.

The90-day Feed the Soil corporate challenge is a pilot activity introduced to PBSP members and partners as a collective activity to contribute to soil regeneration and to help capacitate a farmer’s organization in San Isidro, Nueva Ecija. Volunteers from Bharati-Indian Expat Women's Association Manila, FDC Utilities, FoodPanda, International Care Ministries, Miescor Logistics, Telstra and Wells Fargo and some PBSP friends also participated in the 3-month Challenge.

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