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STEP Program
STEP Program
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provincial capitol, Ilagan, Isabela, PH
Climate zone:
Wet/Dry Tropical

David Rivera Ospina Jabez Joshua Flores Jye Dawes Samsudin  Sulaiman
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STEP Program

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Rural, Commercial, Community, School Projects, Demonstration, Educational, Financial Economic, Political

Project Summary

STEP stands for Sustainable Technologies and Entrepreneurial Permaculture Program. This six-year project in Isabela involves: Isabela, a province in the Northern Philippines, as program site and co-implementor Antwerp, a province in Belgium, as program co-funder Cabiokid, a foundation with a permaculture development site in Nueva Ecija, as program coordinator in the Philippines STEP will use permaculture to address the problems of poverty and environmental degradation in Isabela. It aims to spur entrepreneurial activities in the province using ecologically apt technologies.

Project Description

STEP is a multi-layered program with projects conceptualized and evolved at community level. At the end of the program, it is envisioned that 7 learning resource centers and 6 satellite centers have become permaculture and livelihood showcases in Isabela.
There will be actual trading, bartering and selling through the Organic Highway project, with the active involvement of participating communities. STEP will also catalogue, improve and add locally grown, designed and manufactured products, which will strengthen the local economic fabric.
In the process of implementing the project, STEP will work closely with the provincial authorities to promote the province and its natural treasures for the low impact tourism and to showcase the unique natural beauty of its vast forest resources to a wider audience


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