Community Support Facilities (CSF) were established in Cavite Learning Communities to encourage local efforts to enhance food security and nutrition and to address climate change impacts through research, experimentation, and innovation. This was done in partnership with smallholder farmers, farmworkers, associations, cooperatives, state universities, local government units, civil society organizations, and the Department of Agriculture. CSFs provide farmers with easy access to inputs and local planting materials that are locally grown and adapted. They are also venues for conservation, propagation, and sharing local knowledge. IIRR built and enhanced existing resources in the communities and provided seeds, planting materials, stocks, potting bags, technical assistance, and financial support.
IIRR established crop museums in five villages in Guinayangan, Quezon to serve as conservation and propagation areas for indigenous vegetables. They also act as learning sites for farmers, students, and organizations, and sources of planting materials and fresh vegetables for community members. Each crop museum has 10 banner crops and have different management approaches. IIRR also established the Nutrivoucher mechanism to link crop museums with the market demands of families with members under the first 1000 days of life (F1K). This mechanism was also set up to ensure the sustainability of the community nutrition project in the municipality. During the Covid-19 lockdowns, the voucher gave nutritionally vulnerable families access to fresh vegetables. Daily nutrition advisories were also sent out to F1K families.