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GCash, the mobile wallet of Globe, teamed up with Farm Konekt to provide farmers and fishermen access to non-collateralized loans powered by its credit arm Fuse Lending.


“This partnership continues our relentless drive to serve Filipino farmers, aligning the GCash mission to serve every Filipino wherever they are,” said Fuse Lending president and chief executive Tony Isidro.


“Farm Konekt’s connections with the farmer groups make them a good on-ground arm for us to better understand the needs of our farmers, who form one of the most important sectors of our economy,” he said.


Farm Konekt is a community-based farm management enterprise platform that focuses on data-driven clustered production to upskill farmers and secure demand for their produce.


The partnership will also give farmers and fishermen access to a wide range of essential business services in the GCash app such as GSave and GInsure to grow their savings and secure their finances.


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To foster a stronger connections and innovative practices in the agricultural sector. Sir Emmanuel Xavier Legaspi, a prominent farmer leader of Mobo Farmers Association Cluster 1, hosted a farm visitation and monitoring session at his farm located in the picturesque surroundings of Mobo, Kalibo, Aklan.


The visit was highlighted by the presence of John Vincent Gastanes, CEO of Farm Konekt, an organization known for its dedication to enhancing farming practices through technology and sustainable methods. The collaboration between a grassroots farmer leader and a top industry executive underscores the evolving nature of agricultural practices and the importance of integrating traditional farming with modern technological advancements.



During the visit, the discussions focused on various innovative farming techniques and the potential for future partnerships that could benefit not only the farmers of Mobo but also the broader agricultural community in the region. The event served as a platform for knowledge exchange and setting the groundwork for projects that aim at boosting productivity and sustainability in farming.


This collaboration marks a step forward in bridging the gap between traditional farmers and modern agricultural enterprises, promising a brighter future for farming communities through enhanced practices and technological integration. Such initiatives are crucial for the advancement of agriculture in the Philippines, ensuring food security and economic stability for future generations.




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Project Zacchaeus (PZC), in collaboration with Project Forest, has launched an educational initiative aimed at young residents of Puerto Princesa, particularly those near the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. This initiative involves the distribution of a Solid Waste Management (SWM) booklet, designed to educate the youth on proper waste management techniques that support the conservation of their local environment.


The SWM booklet is tailored to inform young people about effective waste disposal practices, including recycling, composting, and minimizing waste. These practices are critical in protecting the surrounding natural resources of the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its stunning natural beauty and biodiversity.





By targeting the younger population, Project Zacchaeus and Project Forest aim to foster a generation that is aware of and actively engaged in environmental protection. The booklet serves as a practical guide that equips the youth with the knowledge and skills needed to contribute to the sustainability of their community.


The collaboration between these two environmental organizations highlights the importance of community-based education in achieving long-term conservation goals. Through initiatives like the SWM booklet, Project Zacchaeus and Project Forest are making significant strides in nurturing an environmentally conscious mindset among the youth of Puerto Princesa.


This proactive approach not only benefits the immediate area but also sets a precedent for other communities to follow, potentially leading to broader environmental improvements across the region. As this educational project unfolds, it promises to make a substantial impact on the preservation efforts for the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, ensuring its beauty and ecological integrity remain intact for generations to come.




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