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Technology firm adopts Philippine community urban farm

A company in customer experience solutions and technology has partnered with the Quezon City local government unit (LGU) to launch a community urban farm showcasing modern agriculture technologies and methods between Barangays Pasong Tamo and Tandang Sora.

"Concentrix’s adoption of Sunnyville, an urban farm, is a partnership with the QC LGU’s Grow QC Food Security Program that facilitates the promotion of sustainable food systems and collaboration of relevant stakeholders towards nutritious, accessible, and available food for all,” the Concentrix Corporation said.

Forty families who were previously displaced, unemployed, or underemployed were relocated by QC LGU to 2,000 m2 Sunnyville for urban farming and received from Concentrix 430 assorted farming equipment and 110 sacks of fruit and vegetable seeds as part of the Adopt-A-Community Global Citizenship program launch.

“We are pleased that Concentrix’s Adopt-A-Community program started with Sunnyville urban farm in Quezon City, where a strong partnership with LGU enables us to work together, not just to provide employment, but also sustainable livelihood, food security, and environmental conservation,” Concentrix senior vice president and Philippine Country Leader Amit Jagga said.

Its presence in 12 sites in Quezon City generated hundreds of volunteers, such as staff in UP Ayala area, who will conduct learning and skills programs, energy and environmental conservation initiatives, and other engagements that will build self-sufficiency among the farmers, their children, and families. 
Urban agriculture is just one of the key projects which affirm Concentrix’s and QC LGU’s commitment to supporting various United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. These goals include eliminating hunger, cultivating partnerships for food security and nutrition sustainability, decent work and economic growth, and creating inroads for climate adaptation and resilience through new ways of food production which reduce carbon footprint, advance green development, and provide a livable and healthy community.

For more information, check the website of the government of the Philippines. 

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