Salamat Farms Trust

 

 

We are "in process" of building this site. Our formal launch was scheduled for December 2014. This was delayed over a year through legal complications over our pilot scheme site. Those problems should be resolved in the very near future (2016). We apologise for the delay but there has not been much we could do about any of it. We will completely revamp this site as soon as we can. Much is changing and there is some real progress on the ground. Our area of focus is currently in the upland areas around Mariveles, Bataan, Philippines. We hope you find this site interesting and informative - we welcome constructive suggestions:

 

 

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In the Philippines, soil erosion is a major threat to sustainable production in sloping lands where mainly subsistence farmers, carry out food and fibre production. Slash and burn farming coupled with some of the most difficult climate conditions, tropical storms, earthquakes etc have made earning a living in these rural areas very difficult.


Runoff measurements of a number of areas shows that many upland areas are poorly managed and conservation should be undertaken urgently to minimize, if not control, the natural process of soil erosion and improve crop yields in the Philippines.

 

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