by: Christine Sanchez
ABC Signs Up for Bigger Projects with Urban Farmers Philippines
19 December 2023
Allied Botanical Corporation joined hands with Urban Farmers Philippines to pursue a sustainable and inclusive agriculture in the city and capacitate urban dwellers about the importance of farming in relation to the nation’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The Memorandum of Understanding between ABC and Urban Farmers PH was signed on December 19, 2023 with Mr. Mark Co (ABC, Vice President of Operations) and Mr. Louie Gutierrez (Urban Farmers PH, President).
Urban Farmers PH is a social enterprise established in 2021 by Mr. Gutierrez. With the goal of nurturing unused public spaces and transforming these into gardens, the organization’s projects continue to grow in time. Some of its ongoing projects include the BGC Community Farm, NLEX Farm, Bel Air Park Farm, and the Composting Facility in Nepa Q-Mart.
As ABC makes its way towards inclusivity and sustainability, we continuously search for partners who can collaborate with to contribute to various national and local campaigns targeted to achieve bigger and long-term impacts on agriculture. We acknowledge the importance of making agriculture interesting and engaging for the younger generation. Agriculture is everybody’s business. People should be aware of the close connection between agriculture, food security, and health. Farming should go beyond business. ABC and Urban Farmers PH will work hard to share our resources, knowledge, experience, and expertise to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.