Among the training packages we offer are the following:
Our trainings consists of 25% lecture and 75% hands-on learning. We believe that using participative and experiential methods help ensure that the farmers we train can actually use and implement the technologies on their own farms. We also advocate for Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Practices (IKSP) and integrate these in our training programs. To support practical learning, we have developed "Learning while Earning" sites – an eco-friendly home and an organic farm - to serve as hands-on laboratories.
As of November 2014, we have successfully trained 3,752 individuals, farmers, students and members of tribal communities such as the Mamanwa, Higaonon, Manobo, Subanen, Tausug, Maranao and Naulasuwatu on ecological farming. Also, with the assistance of GreenMinds, 63 communities were able to establish food security gardens, practice eco-friendly and affordable farming technologies and enjoy chemical-free vegetables.
In partnership with Indigenous communities and other NGOs, holistic community development endeavors and social enterprises are established in Bukidnon, Philippines and Tanna Island, Republic of Vanuatu. Our Higaonon and Matigsalug partner communities are the sources of the ONLY CERTIFIED ORGANIC PEANUT in the Philippines.