About the farm

The Binahon Agroforestry Farm (BAFF) is a model upland farm that practices sustainable ecological agriculture. On the farm one can learn and experience the application of different farming systems for the purpose of production as well as conservation.

On the farm we try to put nature, agriculture and production into a harmonious balance. Everything on the farm has its specific role and all elements are interconnected.
Approaches and techniques that are used on the farm are:

1. Soil and Water Conservation (SWC)
- contour farming and natural vegetative strips (NVS)

2. Ensuring Food Security and Enhancing Food Chain
- multi-story and intercropping
- integrated pest management

3. Organic Farming
- vermi culture and composting
- biopesticides

Other aspects on the farm are:
- waste water management
- livestock production
- bee keeping
- camping site
Read more about how these techniques are all in connection with each other to for a ecologically sustainable balance on: All in balance on the farm.

Or watch the Binahon Agroforestry slide show:


Some history.

Henry and Perla Binahon met in the year 1986. Henry, the current farm consultant, was an employee of DENR and was the lead person in the project Molita-Manupali Watershed Management Program. He was in charge of the development of a satellite nursery in Sitio Bol-ogan. During this project he met Perla, who was a Forester of DENR and the Head of the Bol-ogan Sub-nursery. They fell in love and two years later they got married. They later had two children: Mark and Pearlie Jane.
In 1992 the couple bought a 2.75-hectare land in the sitio of Bol-ogan. Initially living in a small hut on their piece of land, Henry and Perla started immersing themselves with the different farming practices used by local farmers as well as participating in several Agroforestry trainings. From the knowledge that they gained from experience and through self-study, they slowly worked their way into developing their land. Some years after, they expanded their property by purchasing nearby lands. They also expanded the farm with a resource center and training facilities. And a lot that lead to the current result of a 8-hectares farm with training facilities for 50 participants.