East-West Seed Foundation Philippines

For the last three decades, East-West Seed Philippines has remained true to its mission of providing innovative products and services that help increase the income of farmers. It has empowered farmers by equipping them with the right tools: good seeds and greater knowledge.

Through the East-West Seed Foundation, East-West Seed Philippines builds on its role as the farmer’s champion, to become a builder of communities.

The East-West Seed Foundation, Inc. (EWSF) was organized and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as a non-stock, non-profit organization in July 2012. EWSF is envisioned as the corporate social responsibility arm of East-West Seed Philippines (EWPH). The Foundation is governed by a seven-man Board of Trustees composed of competent and highly-regarded individuals from the public and private sector.

25,893

Student Beneficiaries

1,531

Teachers

Trained

494

Partners

Schools

179

Partner

Barangays

Vision

East-West Seed Foundation envisions a future where every

Filipino enjoys food security and proper nutrition through improved vegetable consumption; and where vegetable farmers are economically and socially empowered to provide themselves and

their families a better quality of life.

Mission

By collaborating with selected partners, EWSF is committed to realize its Vision through:

• Educational programs that instill in the youth the value of growing and eating vegetables for nutrition and economic purposes

• Innovative and replicable agricultural extension services that  impact positively on the productivity and family income of vegetable farmers

• Policy advocacy and social marketing campaigns that  influence behavior change among Filipinos, stimulating increased vegetable consumption and a healthy lifestyle 

• Collaborative partnerships with like-minded organizations to develop and scale-up development approaches in support of EWSF’s Vision

Meet the Team

Board of Trustees

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Simon N. Groot

Chairman of the Board

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Juan B. Santos

President

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Senen C. Bacani

Vice President & Auditor

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Francisco C. Eizmendi, Jr.

Board Member

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Ramon B. Magsaysay, Jr.

Board Member

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Mary Ann P. Sayoc

Treasurer & Corporate Secretary

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Joost Pekelharing

Board Member

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Bert van der Feltz

Board Member

Management Team

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Jan Kathryn Iranzo

Nutritionist-Dietitian

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Melanie Cruz

Technical Training and Ground Management Specialist 

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Ruby Mandac

Admin Assistant

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Arsenio Dela Cruz

Project Officer 

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Joseph Delos Santos

Team Leader - Demo Plot Area

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Ma. Elena Primicias van Tooren

Managing Director

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Crisanto Sabino

Executive Director

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Mary Joyce Gaviola

Program Officer

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April Marie Liboon

Project Officer

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Mareshah Martinez

Project Officer

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Willard Nieto

Project Officer