Social and Environmental Impact

SAGANÀ is a social enterprise committed to achieve social and environmental impact across the value chain! SAGANÀ means abundance in Tagalog language and we aim to fully embrace the idea of abundance for all involved stakeholders. On one end of the spectrum, we aim to promote self-sufficiency and fight against chronic poverty in the Philippines by supporting social projects related to sustainable alternative community livelihoods for disadvantaged, small-scale Filipino farmers, fisher folk, indigenous people and rural women. We work with smallholder farmers, cooperatives and fair trade organisations who employ sustainable agriculture practices, sourcing the final products directly from the farmers, enabling them to extract higher value from their farms’ yields.

By supporting the communities to help them achieve the highest premium quality, we are able to sell their products at premium prices, and passing on the higher earning rates. Our goal is also to organize and facilitate exchanges of social business ideas and experiences that encourage Filipinos and aspiring Filipino entrepreneurs in Switzerland to capitalize on their life experiences, business skills and know how and to collaborate with other entities such as associations, institutions and individuals to realize the set goals above. Our commercial activities together with the social and environmental impact projects help us achieve these goals! You can also help us further by donating to one of our projects listed below.

Mangrove replanting with MY:DIO

SAGANÀ is collaborating with MY:DIO, a digital currency platform which celebrates “green actions” that positively impact the environment and supports social and environmental projects. For each purchase of SAGANÀ products, our customers can adopt a mangrove tree on Bayug Island near Iligan City, Philippines.

Organic & quality certification support

SAGANÀ is committed to support Philippine smallholder farmers and partner cooperatives acquire guaranteed ‘green livelihoods’, to become self-sufficient and empowered. One of the ways to achieve that is by sponsoring their annual international organic certifications and food analyses.