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In the Philippines, 40 percent of the population is younger than 15. Many children run the risk of malnutrition. This is also the case in the province of Camerines Sur, even though there are many family-owned dairy farms. Trias brings producers and consumers together.

Step 1: We bring dairy farmers together

Trias strengthens BFDC, a federation of dairy farm co-operatives with 4,000 members in all. Issues are breed improvement and dairy processing. The federation contacts local authorities to set up milk programmes for school children. 

Step 2: We strengthen the farmers' lobbying capacity

Family farmers can change things also in Philippino society if they speak with one voice. That is why members of the BFDC are trained in how to defend their interests. Farmers are taught how to efficiently mediate with local communities, experts  and officials.

Step 3: The farmers develop into an engine of change

As soon as they understand the techniques, the dairy farmers have enough self-confidence to take control of their own fate and their children's. With increasing success they manage to obtain funds for milk programmes from both the national and the local government. These programmes guarantee the farmers a stable income, and the children have access to nutritious dairy products.

Thank you for your belief in the potential of Philippino farmers!

Support us, as a private individual

By making a one-off donation you support the self-development of Filipino farmers.

Support us, as an organisation

We would be delighted to develop a customised support package for businesses or other organisations that would like to help Filipino farmers move forward. Give Koen Brebels a call on +32 (0)2 548 01 26.

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