Philippines: Around 500 families will benefit from newest additions to farm

Around 500 families are set to benefit from vertical farm towers put up by a unit of Delgado Brothers (Delbros) Group in Navotas City amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The immediate surrounding communities are the beneficiaries of the project in Navotas.  

In October last year, Good Greens & Co. (GGC) launched an urban farm with four towers in a 300-square meter lot in the city. It was built in partnership with the local government of Navotas and the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP).

This year, GGC announced that the project in Navotas was expanded to give people sufficient and sustainable food sources amid restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement on Aug. 6, GGC said it turned over eight more towers in the city.

“Operationally, we have signed an agreement to run the farm going forward, and to train identified groups within the community as well,” GGC president Simon Villalon told The Philippine STAR / OneNews.PH in an e-mail interview.

As restrictions are still placed on food transportation due to COVID-19, the vertical farm towers that now occupy a 700 square-meter property will hopefully provide for the needs of the community. Villalon said the idea for the farm towers in Navotas was first discussed in April 2020. GGC had the site identified and did the groundbreaking for the first phase in May. 

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