FEED envisions a renaissance in our Philippine academic and practical expertise in the agriculture, environment, farming, forestry, fisheries and sustainable development related studies; and a revival of our appreciation, care and support to our farmers and fishing communities, from Ridge to Reef to ensure sustainable practices are in place for the livelihood protection, water and food security of the Philippines.
FEED aims to contribute to the preservation and rehabilitation of the environment by delivering high quality professionals to the Philippine environmental sector through the support of their education.
Our aim is to restore, preserve and protect the biodiversity, conservation and environmental efforts in restoring endemic and endangered tree species and vast forests, social forestry livelihood opportunities and the advancement of research into agricultural, environmental, forestry, sustainable development and related subjects.
FEED was also established in order to provide deserving under-privileged individuals in the Philippines with a brighter future by providing them with the opportunities to formalize their education and reach higher levels of impact in their immediate environments.
FEED focuses on providing Scholarship support to higher-level education and research pursuits (Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD and professional studies & practical research) in the fields of agriculture, environment, farming, forestry, fisheries and sustainable development.
Through its LIVING LEGACY Programs, FEED partners with the public at large, including individuals, corporations, NGO’s and other organizations as Patrons of Education and/or the Environment through reforestation, tree-planting, nursery development, ridge-to-reef and volunteer programs with a focus on community livelihood development and biodiversity protection.
In line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Transforming Our World), FEED aligns its efforts on the basis of:
“people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. We recognize that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development”.
“There is an intrinsic link between the challenge we face to ensure water security and other global issues, most notably climate change and the need to sustainably manage the world’s rapidly growing demand for energy and food. Humanity needs to feed more people with less water, in a context of climate change and growing energy demand, while maintaining healthy ecosystems. Competing demands for water, energy and food will require us to make intelligent – and sometimes tough – choices and radically move away from business as usual solutions.
Water, energy, land use and climate change are all interconnected. The challenge is to provide more food, fiber and fuel in a growing and more affluent world and at the same time to be more efficient in the use of resources, not only water and energy but also other resources such as land and scarce minerals, whilst mitigating and adapting to climate change.”
Source: World Business Council on Sustainable Development.
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