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GIEDMTV 17 FILIPINAS Alegria Cebu Philippines AGRI/HEALTH 01/08/2019 31/12/2019

CODE: GIEDMTV 17 NAME OF THE PROJECT: QUE ALEGRE ALEGRIA ORGANIC DEMO FARM
TYPE: AGRI/HEALTH VOLS: 1-2 PERIOD: Year Round ADDRESS: Upper Minag-a Legaspi Alegria Cebu Philippines
AIMS OF THE PROJECT  Promotes healthy community

 Organize, strengthen, and support people’s organizations in all
nine barangays in the town of Alegria, Cebu
 A community of individuals who share a common culture and
set of values, customs, and traditions, aspire under a common
ideal, and live and work on common ground
 Knowledge of the proper ways to care for nature and the
environment and the utilization of natural resources upon
which life depends;
 The practice of the ways of sustainable development, the need
to balance consumption with production, the role of farmers
in the preservation of natural resources and conservation of
wildlife and indigenous species, the maintenance of ecological
balance, and their impact on human existence;
 Enhancement of the knowledge and practice through
continuing education and the sharing of new information with
other institutions and organizations.
 Integration of proper farming methods with sound
environmental practices and their continued application;
 Continuing education on the means of sustainable agriculture
and ecological balance, with due consideration on current
environmental problems and their solutions.
 Raised standard of living and quality of life for the marginal
farmer through alternative, additional, or new sources of
livelihood;

PROJECT ACTIVITIES  community organizing and technical assistance,

 acquisition of a four-wheel drive tractor to accelerate farm
cultivation for increased productivity,

 acquisition of a shredder and installation of a vermi-
composting facility which will enhance the production of a

low-cost organic fertilizer to increase farm productivity
 vegetable and seedling production
 organic hog raising and native chicken production, capability
building
 marketing, monitoring and evaluation
 project documentation and reporting

ORGANIZATION/ COMMUNITY
CONTEXT

The Municipality of Alegria, a 4th class town, is one of the local
government units (47 municipalities and five cities of the Province of

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Cebu, and one of the 15 municipalities in the 2nd Congressional district
of the province.
It only takes three (3) hours to reach the Municipality on a non-stop
drive from Cebu City passing the Cebu City-Carcar City, Barili-Alegria

route and four and a half hours passing the Cebu City- Santander-
Samboan- Alegria route.

This Demo farm is design the integrated of vegetable, livestock and
poultry production enterprise development project is a perfect
combination to improve and increase the profitability of countryside
entrepreneurship, simultaneously reducing the cost of production. Its
inter-relationship would provide a complementary existence making it
possible to attain an optimum productivity at low cost.
This project is to be implemented in the Municipality of Alegria which
is one of the major sources of vegetables and livestock of Metro Cebu
and its adjacent provinces. The suitability of agricultural crops with the
basic skills of the farming communities is ideal due to the bio-physical
and climatic condition of the area and further sustained by the
existence of vegetable traders and strong people’s organization.


VOLUNTEER’S REQUIREMENTS

 Flexible, open-minded and able to adopt the local situation

 Committed and dedicated
 Willingness to learn in all aspects of agriculture
 Open to take risks / Multi task
 Interest in presentation and communication skills
 Can lead internal and external teams
 Innovative, industrious, adventurous, sociable, creative and
fun loving
 Independent and requires less supervision

VOLUNTEER’S TASKS  Participate in organic farming and other agricultural related

activities
 Assist in developing and renovation of the farm
 Conduct trainings and seminars
 Clerical works
 Assist the promotion and resource mobilization efforts of the
Organization
 Assist in other community outreach program
 Organize, strengthen, and support people’s organizations in all
nine barangays
 Assist in facilitating and implement projects

 Operate demonstration farms, conduct farm tours and cross-
visits, and train farmers on the ways of sustainable agriculture;

 Assist in the establishment of communal farms in the
barangays as live and continuing showcases of the practice of
sustainable agriculture
 Regularly visit communal and private farms to monitor their

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progress, identify their needs and problems, and assist in finding
their solutions
 Facilitate in the introduction of new crops and new breeds and
other advances in agricultural technology;

NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS TO BE
HOSTED IN PROJECT

1-2 volunteers

HOST SITUATION Host Project (expect to have a shared room with the staff and/or Host
Family – farmer’s (expect to have a shared room with siblings or
another member of the family.) Personal sleeping bag is needed.

*MTV fee is Euro 400 for the first one month. Additional Euro 300 per month from the second up
to fifth month.