FEED will work with farmer members on forward planning crop demand and therefore planting, increasing and stabilizing the farm gate prices and reducing food wastage. Member farmers will be paid more and also share in the economic success of our overall business through a unique, transparent and fully traceable dividend equity program - FEED 'Farming Fund'.
We work directly with farming co-ops and individual farmers in the Benguet, San Fernando and Quezon Provinces to plan out rotational crop planting and harvesting based on purchase demand/history, as well as information from end buying markets to reduce supply fluctuations. This empowers farmers and co-ops and enables increased fiscal responsibility and independence to improve their overall financial and economic well-being.
By crop planting based on demand, we can help farmers plant a series of different types of complimentary crops in the same area across a sequence of growing seasons. Rotational planting and harvesting enables them to use nature’s own ecosystem to better control pests and weeds and reduce the need for synthetic fertilizers and herbicides. The right crop rotations can also improve a farm system’s resilience by improving soil structure and organic matter which reduces erosion.
By establishing our own receiving, sorting and packing facilities near the farms, we will essentially bring the buying market to the farmers so they can trade directly with us. Reducing this trade gap will reduce our overall cost of goods, allowing us to both re-invest in our member farmers, co-ops and community, and reduce the cost to the consumers in the National Capital Region. Importantly, we’re reducing food miles and therefore doing one more thing to help reduce our impact on the planet.
Creating strategic partnerships with both Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Consumer (B2C) distribution channels located within the National Capital Region will open up both new retail distribution locations and trading channels. Our ability to trade directly with the farmers and co-ops in the Benguet, San Fernando and Quezon Provinces through a stable fresh produce market will result in a more consistent supply chain with less price and stock fluctuations. This will reduce prices and increase accessibility for end consumers.