NGCP’s Linang initiative, a sustainable farm to table program, was recently recognized as the Food Pillar Awardee by the World Wide Fund for Nature – Philippines (WWF Philippines).
“The award is given to companies who displayed outstanding, innovative, and consistent support because of its long-standing partnership with WWF Philippines”, announced to this writer by NGCP Regional Corporate Communication Officer Fely Francisco in a recent official visit here.
“Project Linang is one of NGCP’s corporate social responsibility projects that aims to help reduce hunger incidence by teaching communities to grow their own food. The project also promotes farming as a means of sustainable livelihood and a way of introducing new technologies and means of farming to the communities”, she said.
“We saw the need for more than just handouts and decided that it would be better to encourage families to do their own farming and move towards sustainable and self-sufficient living”, she also said.
“NGCP partnered with WWF Philippines from the inception of the program to engage schools and communities in a five-month series of lectures and hands-on training in backyard gardening, including how to generate income through this practice, market studies, financial literacy training, and savings mobilization”, she said.
“We are very happy to receive this award not only as a recognition of our efforts in promoting sustainable farming and agro-enterprises, but also because we see the fruits of this project in the number of families and communities we have helped”, Francisco concluded.