4 June 2021, Siniloan, Laguna, Sierra Madre Mountain Range. Amway Philippines, L.L.C. endorsed 385 bottles of Nutriplant™SL to Fostering Education and Environment for Development to donate to a local community involved with Ridge Agroforestry programs.
Amway supports the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals – Zero Hunger, Good Health and Well Being, Responsible Consumption and Production, Climate Action, Decent Work and Economic Growth. We are optimistic that by working together, we can make a difference toward achieving these goals.
The unexpected and surprising circumstances of 2020 did not hinder Amway from helping address the needs of the communities all over the world. We believe that companies should share their expertise to help address some of the world’s biggest issues. This mission is what inspires us to help the communities all around the world. We know that this pandemic brought us challenges not only in the health and medical industry, but also in food security and economy.
At Amway, we believe by using the best of our business and the passion of our people we can solve global challenges and improve individual communities all over the world. Little by little, with the help of our Business Owners and Employees we are continuously seeking ways to help people improve their lives by providing nourishment to children and support to their family’s health thru education and by empowering women. In our own little way, help the country address the food security and hunger issue by supporting our farmers and families by providing them our Agri products that will help them with their produce and Basic planting training for those who are in the rural areas who wants to try backyard farming, hydrophonics or house planting.
Today, we remain in constant pursuit of integrating sustainability throughout our business. As our CEO, Milind Pant says, “With Amway’s long history and expertise in health and nutrition, we have the ability to create a healthier world and it’s our absolute responsibility to provide nutrients that help children thrive, communities flourish and people around the world live happier, healthier, more fulfilling lives.”
Thanks to Amway’s success in their field they remain very connected to supporting local communities by providing growth nutrients for the forest guardians and their families in the Sierra Madre mountains, where FEED conducts many of its Reforestation work with its longest Living Legacy partner, the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB).
Nutriplant™SL is a nutritional supplement in liquid form which contains nutrients essential for seed germination and root growth improving the plants vigor. It optimizes gene expression, helps in overcoming stress, and promote nutrient uptake and performance. It also promotes quicker germination, Supports larger root system which is very ideal for the local farmers of Laguna Quezon Land Grant. Improves uptake of nutrients through the root system. It also improves crop yield and quality.
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smartAbout AMWAY Philippines
For almost 60 years, Amway has been providing high quality products and the opportunity for people to start their own business and earn extra income.
Amway Philippines is a local affiliate of the Amway Corporation, the world’s no. 1 direct selling business* founded in 1959, offering consumer products and business opportunities in more than 100 countries and territories worldwide.
Amway Philippines first opened in 1997 and has expanded to 4 distributor centers nationwide. As a reputable direct selling business, Amway Philippines is an active member of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), Direct Selling Association of the Philippines (DSAP), Health and Dietary Supplement Association of the Philippines (HADSAP), Chamber of Cosmetics Industry of the Philippines (CCIP).
Our strong ties with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Science and Technology Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOSTFNRI), ensures that all of our products are of top quality and are approved by the regulatory bodies.Our active membership with these organizations is a testament that with our direct selling business model, Amway Philippines strives to maintain a high standard of selling and servicing practices, to serve with honesty and build lifelong trust with our valued customers.
*AMWAY is the world’s No. 1 direct selling company, according to the Direct Selling News Global 100.
For more details about Amway, visit: https://www.amway.com.ph/
About the Sierra Madre Mountain Range – Longest in the Philippines
The Sierra Madre a 540 km (340 mi) is the longest mountain range in the Philippines. Through the north–south direction from Santa Ana in the province of Cagayan to the north and Quezon province to the south, the mountains form the eastern backbone of Luzon Island, the largest island of the archipelago. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the east. The Pacific coast of Luzon along the Sierra Madre is less developed as the lofty and continuous mountains form a bold and almost inaccessible shore, exposed to the full force of the northeast monsoon and the waves of the Pacific Ocean. Some of communities east of the mountain range and along the coast are so remote they are only accessible by plane or boat.
The Sierra Madres is home to native Philippine dipterocarp trees of the Hopea and Shorea family, orchids such as Dendrobium aclinia, the leguminous tree, Milletia longipes and a member of the citrus family, Swinglea glutinosa.
The forests are home to endemic lizard species such as the monitor lizard – Varanus bitatawa (common name: Butikaw), which the Aeta and Ilongot indigenous peoples use as a food source. The monitor lizard is one of the three frugivorous lizards in the Varanidae family along with V. olivaceus and V. mabitang. All of the three frugivorous lizards are found only in the Philippines.
Endemic mammals in Sierra Madre are the Sierra Madre shrew mouse and Sierra Madre forest mouse.
Non-Endemic Flora Species
Narra, the national tree of the Philippines, Almaciga, and Kamagong can be found in the Sierra Madre range.
It is important to note that lower portions of the Sierra Madre mountains still experience frequent and sporadic habitat damage and other forest-losses (flora and fauna) due to anthropogenic activities, such as logging and charcoal-making, often funded by outside “investors”.
Some outside informal settlers living at the lower portions of the slopes generally are supported by work in these logging and charcoal-making activities without permits. Some portions of the forest cover are already secondary growth forests, i.e. forests or woodland areas which have re-grown after a timber harvest, until a long enough period has passed so that the effects of the disturbance are no longer evident; whereas primary forests refers to untouched, pristine forest that exists in their original condition. It is estimated that forest degradation of at least 1,400 hectares per year is caused by illegal tree-cutting, slash and burn farming, fuel-wood collection, illegal hunting, and residential expansion – which if tackled sustainably and with the community can be averted, minimized and even optimized towards healthy and productive, sustainable social forestry practices. (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Madre_(Philippines))
Long term survival is as critical as tree-planting is to sustainable reforestation programs, which is why all FEED plantings aim to achieve and have so far sustained survival rates of at least 85 percent of all species planted, making sure they thrive for future generations too.
The Laguna-Quezon Land Grant covers a 6,765-hectare property acquired by the the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) – FEED’s first and longest Living Legacy partner – by virtue of Republic Act 3608 of 1930, forming the larger part adjacent to the Laguna Land Grant in Paete, Laguna. Reforestation and biodiversity conservation remain the core focus of both land grants 90 years after its establishment, since majority of the remaining forest cover of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range is home to a last bastion for many species that have become endangered in other parts of the country.
Social forestry (SF) can be a part of a sustainable forest management (SFM) strategy to achieve environmental, economic and social objectives. “SF and SFM can be compatible because both recognize the importance of community participation in achieving sustainable use of forest resources. However, there is a gap in translating the SF concept to activities within the SFM approach and a lack of continuity. To strengthen the role of local communities in SFM through SF, there is a need for a platform enabling open discussion among relevant stakeholders, increasing awareness about the benefits of SF and securing adequate funding to conduct SF activities.” (Source: https://www.cifor.org/knowledge/publication/7647)
These are the holistic approaches FEED and partners adopt as a science-based, proven method towards enhancing community participation in all planting programs, whether from ridge to reef, up to and including nursery and forest establishment, protection, maintenance, (GPS) monitoring and reporting to ensure at least 85% survival of all species planted, as well as community empowerment in the conservation of our natural resources.
Thank you again to all Earth Keepers!
NATURE IS SPEAKING (Narrated by Julia Roberts)
What can I do to stop climate change?
“As the world warms, extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and intense, sea levels are rising, prolonged droughts are putting pressure on food crops, and many animal and plant species are being driven to extinction. It’s hard to imagine what we as individuals can do to resolve a problem of this scale and severity.
The good news: We are not alone. People, communities, cities, businesses, schools, faith groups and other organizations are taking action. We’re fighting like our lives depend on it — because they do.
In a world of more than seven billion people, each of us is a drop in the bucket. But with enough drops, we can fill any bucket.” – David Suzuki
Check out some of the ways you can take more climate change action.
For example, Climate Action groups are the local solution to a global crisis. Right now people just like you are coming together to develop practical, local solutions and make their towns and cities more climate-friendly. Are you ready to join them? Find out what’s happening near you.
In 2015, the Philippine government submitted to the United Nations the country’s commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The country committed to reduce its carbon emissions by 70 percent by 2030. The carbon dioxide reductions will come from the sectors of energy, transport, waste, forestry and industry. Join us! Help us reverse the Earth’s “hothouse climate” tipping point.
Tree-Planting with FEED
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