Diversifying farms in Guinayangan, Philippines
In rural areas where malnutrition is higher and households poorer, growing diverse fruit trees-especially indigenous fruits-can provide multiple benefits. These fruit trees can be a valuable source of secondary income in rural areas such as Guinayangan, where coconut cultivation is the primary source of income. They are also a viable strategy to promote climate-smart agriculture which can strengthen the resilience of farmers; and to diversify agricultural systems for better nutrition within the community.
Del Rio, S.; Anunciado, M.S.; Monville-Oro, E.; Gonsalves, J.; Hunter, D.; Borelli, T.; Mendonce, S.