The problems we face

In the Philippines, the average income of farmers is around 2,500 pesos a month. Far from the minimum wage of a worker.

  • farmers and fisherfolks are poor. The sector remains the poorest since 2006.

  • decrease in the number of farmers and fisherfolks every year

  • the average age of farmers in the Philippines

How we solve the problems

A box that creates an agri-community and produce empowered farmers

Our mission

Our mission is to provide solutions to the problems of Filipino Farmers that hampers their productivity and improving their lives, and to contribute to solving problems in food security.

Our vision

A better agri-community with empowered and future-ready Filipino Farmers

Our story

Farm Box started when one of community farmers in Calaca knocked on Lester's door, asking if she can borrow money. Since farming season was about to start, she needed a capital to participate on the upcoming season.

Failed to secure the needed loan, she went to the barangay's loan shark and settled with a 25% interest rate monthly.It just started with friends and officemates whom Lester contacted if they are willing to help a farmer. From two farmers and a contribution of 60,000 pesos, it grew to more than 122 farmers in just six months.

Now, Farm Box have expanded to poultry, hogs and hydroponic farming. From four friends, Farm Box has now more than 700 registered users.

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Meet our team

  • Lester Mendoza

    Founding Farmer & CEO

  • Anjen Lopez

    Chief Finance Officer

  • Dr. Felix Veroya

    Head of Strategic Partnerships

  • Andrea Blanco

    Head of Business Operations