Jump to navigation. Tanauan, Philippines — Typhoon Haiyan left little that Donabel Castillon could recognize of the land she farms with her family.
While new coconut trees mature, Filipinos learn to farm other crops
The coconut trees were tall matchsticks with few, if any, branches left. Her small vegetable and rice fields were flooded out and the crops were ripped away. The damage was so com, Castillon told Catholic News Service, that she and her security guard husband, Robert, wondered if their family would struggle to have enough food to eat and more than just a few coconuts to sell to help make ends meet.
Three months later, Castillon was refocusing her small farming operation near Tanauan in eastern Leyte to grow watermelons, squash and beans maturesexfarm a cooperative effort with com farmers.
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The project will help put plenty of food on the table and provide extra produce to take to market and provide her family with much-needed financial income. Under a program developed by Catholic Relief Services to protect the farm muslimgirlssexy of people severely affected by Haiyan, Castillon is planning to expand the amount of vegetables she grows for at least several years.
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That's long enough for new trees to mature and begin producing the high-quality crop demanded by processors of much-in-demand coconut oil, Mendoza said. The payment provides much-needed income at a time when the coconut sales have dropped to almost nothing, Mendoza explained.