Seeds distribution to help Dolores recover from typhoon Hagupit

Photo | December 22, 2014

Farmers whose fields where destroyed by the typhoon receive sacks of rice seeds donated by other farmers from different parts of Visayas region during a seeds distribution in Dolores, Eastern Samar, Philippines. A group of farmers from the islands of Cebu, Bohol and Negros – strong movers of sustainable and ecological agriculture – came together in the spirit of ‘Balaynihan’ to aid fellow farmers by collecting ecologically farmed rice seeds, root crops, vegetable seeds and organic fertilizers . The seeds were presented to 125 of the most affected farmers by typhoon Hagupit in Dolores. Greenpeace and partner organizations responded immediately to the seed recovery mission by arranging and facilitating the skills-sharing and seed delivery, organizing the logistics and acting as a contact point between the farmers in Cebu, Bohol and Negros and the impacted farmers and authorities in Dolores.