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.
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.
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
Simon N. Groot
Chairman of the Board
Juan B. Santos
Senen C. Bacani
Vice President & Auditor
Francisco C. Eizmendi, Jr.
Ramon B. Magsaysay, Jr.
Mary Ann P. Sayoc
Treasurer & Corporate Secretary
Bert van der Feltz
Jan Kathryn Iranzo
Technical Training and Ground Management Specialist
Arsenio Dela Cruz
Joseph Delos Santos
Team Leader - Demo Plot Area
Ma. Elena Primicias van Tooren
Mary Joyce Gaviola
April Marie Liboon