Here’s an inspiring story of Dante and Aming Pajaron, family farmers from Valencia, Bukidnon, Philippines who were able strive and thrive amid pandemic through Integrated Diversified Organic Farming System (IDOFS). Also called “low-cost farming”, IDOFS is a farming approach that promotes the shift from monoculture production systems into “sustainable and self-reliant small-scale farming” methods. Before venturing into IDOFS, Dante and Aming only focused on organic rice farming and a few livestocks. Now, their 1.3-hectare land covers rice, vegetables for consumption, fruit trees of rambutan, durian, mango, coconut, jackfruit, pomelo, lemonsito, santol, guyabano, cacao, coffee, and mangosteen. Dante and Aming used to be in debt when they were still in conventional farming. With IDOFS, they didn’t only recover from debt but they were also able to send their children to private schools. Three of their children are now in college, two of whom are graduating; while one is in senior high school — all of them involved in family farming. Read the full story of Pajaron family in the Philippine Action Plan for Family Farming portal.