In 2016, our community was hit by Typhoon Nock Ten, destroying 80 percent of agricultural land. Farmers resorted to cutting down trees to sell, creating environmental problems. Farmers in the Philippines live below the poverty line, and are vulnerable to not only disaster, but become targets of terrorist groups. We hope to educate them so that they can live a better quality of life. My Farm and Culinary Lounge established The Cacao Project, aims to combat deforestation by reviving barren lands through tree planting, creating economic forests and nurseries, promoting fair trade and reforestation, while empowering farmers with higher incomes. Cacao is a high-value product, suited to our climate and ecosystem, durable and weather resilient. Our reforestation efforts have seen the revival of two water sources in our community, due to increased water retention in the soil. We promote natural and responsible farming practices, making fertilisers and preserving traditional farming methods. We have trained over 200 farmers and planted over 70,000 trees across 70 hectares of land.