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BFDE startups hope to boost their enterprise through social media

The SMARTSeas PH Project has given 21 peoples’ organizations the chance to develop their Biodiversity Friendly Enterprise (BDFE) through Low Value Grant Agreements. While many of the associations have…  


Upcycling for a profitable and zero waste biodiversity-friendly enterprise

Upcycling is giving a second life and a new function to an old material that is no longer being used. This practice helps MVFFF incorporate its advocacy of protecting and conserving marine…  


Strategic partnership boosts people's organization's biodiversity-friendly enterprise in Samal Island

Located within Davao Gulf, the Island Garden City of Samal boasts of its pristine white sand beaches and clean waters. The strong partnership between the people’s organizations (POs) and the local…  


Keeping the 'dagyaw' spirit alive among Pinoy fisherfolks

Dagyaw is the Bisaya/Hiligaynon term for bayanihan, the Filipino tradition of working together to achieve a shared goal. Through the technical assistance provided by the DENR-SMARTSeas PH project to…  


Fisherfolk group starts the journey to financial literacy through a savings program

The Filipino proverb “Kapag may isinuksok, may madudukot” underscores the importance of saving for life’s unexpected expenses. The members of the United Fishermen’s Association of Capiñahan (UFAC) in…  


PH receives support for medical waste management effort amid COVID-19 Pandemic

– The Philippines through the Department of Health (DOH) received support in improving the health waste management system in the country through the assistance of the Government of China and the…  


Building resilience to cope with climate change

How do enterprises bounce back from challenges brought about by a disaster or a calamity? Two people’s organizations (PO) supported by the DENR-SMARTSeas PH project demonstrated resilience as they…  


Fisherfolks' two-decade crusade against marine degradation

In 1995, some fishermen in Barangay Tigao, Cortes, Surigao del Sur, formed a group to end the illegal fishing activities in their community. Suzette Canda-Plaza shared that her brother led the…  


From zero to hero: How an illegal fisher turned a marine conservation champion

Who would have thought that this marine conservation advocate used to be an illegal fisher who opposed the establishment of a 25-hectare marine protected area in his community? Thanks to the training,…  


COVID PULSE PH: Urban Poverty Before the Second Hammer Fell

It has been over a year since the onset of the pandemic and the National Capital Region and a few other provinces have gone back to stricter community quarantine measures to mitigate the rise in…  

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