the foundation of our work and the people Guiding and driving our programs and advocacies
Above: BASS Farmer Mary with Karen
Below: GSS and CAFEi team visit Pestales, 2019
Resilient and healthy communities accessing naturally-grown farmers-produced seeds and food.
Organize, educate, and mobilize smallholder and family farmers in creating seed sovereignty and fostering sustainable communities and regenerative ecosystems.
Diversity and Inclusivity
Unity in diversity and equal opportunity for all. It doesn’t matter who you are, or where you are from.
We do not exploit our beneficiaries and partners. We respect independence and autonomy.
Respect for human rights and collective rights
All human beings have equal rights. Respect people with dignity and kindness, especially the sector we work with, the farmers.
Care for the earth
Do not harm our ecology, environment, and ecosystem.
Respect for local knowledge and belief systems, customs, and traditions.
We are transparent in all our dealings. We are accountable to our beneficiaries, partners, and donors.
Sense of community and learning
We are a family of like-minded individuals. We learn from each other and we value constructive criticism.
Our local staff work remotely
from various parts of the Philippines (Benguet, Cebu).
To contact our Philippines team, fill up this contact form.
Our US offices are based in Denver, Colorado, which is the land of the Cheyenne and Arapaho and 48 other Indigenous Tribes and Nations who call Colorado home. They are the original Stewards of this stolen land and it is because of their successes and continued hardships that we are able to engage in our collective work of restoring the indigenous practice of saving seeds.