Category: Farm to Fork

Philippine Food and Nutrition Research Institute Reaffirms Partnership with NVC
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Philippine Food and Nutrition Research Institute Reaffirms Partnership with NVC

On July 4, 2019, NVC Foundation attended a gathering organized by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) of the Philippine Department of Science and Technology for its valued partners. NVC uses FNRI technology to manufacture Mingo Meals, the food supplement it produces in-house and uses in its nutrition program for young children. At the...

Department of Science and Technology visits NVC Production Plant
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Department of Science and Technology visits NVC Production Plant

It took eight years and over 8 million Mingo Meals before the father of Mingo finally visited the production plant that he inspired. Engineer Rowen Gelonga (pictured on the right), Regional Director of the Philippine Department of Science and Technology (DOST), pushed NVC all those years ago to look into the plight of infants and...

NVC recognizes its farmer partners
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NVC recognizes its farmer partners

When NVC Foundation held its annual Christmas party in December 2018, there were quite a number of new faces in the requisite family photo. This is because we also took this opportunity to recognize our best farmer partners, who serve as our lifeline and allow us to serve as we do because they’re part of...

December 30, 2018February 1, 2019by
Elvin’s Field of Dreams
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Elvin’s Field of Dreams

Elvin and April Rose Marabe had many dreams for themselves and their little family. They made sacrifices for these, such as being away from each other as Elvin sought greener pastures in the Manila while April Rose stayed home in Negros. But with happy tears welling in their eyes, under the shade of half finished...

September 5, 2018January 12, 2019by
NVC receives DOST Kabalikat Achievement Award
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NVC receives DOST Kabalikat Achievement Award

Reprinted from The Visayan Daily Star By Carla P. Gomez The Negrense Volunteers for Change Foundation was one of the recipients of the 1st Kabalikat Achievement Award from the Department of Science and Technology at the Dusit Thani Manila Hotel in Makati City, yesterday [July 27, 2018]. The award, that was accompanied by a P200,000...

July 28, 2018September 7, 2018by
NVC sources homegrown mongo for Mingo Meals
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NVC sources homegrown mongo for Mingo Meals

Due to the quantity of mongo (mung beans) used to manufacture Mingo Meals, NVC has had to source mongo from many places, including Australia and Argentina. It feels good to procure green mongo for Mingo Meals from our own province, grown by JOL Farmers Association in Bago City. Jojie Locsin of the JOL Farmers Association...

July 3, 2018September 7, 2018by
Meet Domingo Divinagracia, a grower for NVC
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Meet Domingo Divinagracia, a grower for NVC

Domingo Divinagracia is a 32-year old farmer who tills his father’s 2-hectare farm, purchased from savings as an overseas worker. The municipality of Hinigaran, where Domingo lives, also allows him to work on a 4-hectare site in exchange for taking care of the area where garbage is segregated and young trees have been planted. Story...

NVC signs contracts with Negros Occidental small farmers
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NVC signs contracts with Negros Occidental small farmers

Beginning January 17, 2018, NVC is signing contracts with 193 Negros Occidental small farmers who till a total of 89 hectares of land in 6 different locations across the province. According to the terms of the contract, the farmers will grow–and NVC commits to purchase–a total of 56 tons of produce to fulfill NVC’s 2018...

January 18, 2018August 5, 2018by