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    New Course: Agricultural Crops Production NC II

    Agriculture Crops Production NC II is a new agriculture course at the AGREA Farm School, in partnership with TESDA Marinduque, which will train participants in producing various agricultural crops and includes performing nursery operations, planting, caring and maintaining of crops and carrying-out harvest and postharvest operations.This course trains students the proper way of planting, growing, and harvesting grains, fruits, and vegetables. It also equips students in understanding and performi...  Read More...

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    New Course: Pest Management (Vegetables) NC II

    Pest Management (Vegetables) NC II is a new agriculture course at the AGREA Farm School, in partnership with TESDA Marinduque, which will train participants in implementing pest management activities in both backyard and commercial vegetable farms.The course involves carrying out competencies in pest management in relation to the growing of vegetables specifically solanaceous crops such as tomato, pepper and eggplant, and crucifers such as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and Chinese cabbage.Some...  Read More...

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    130+ Marinduqueños get free CPR and basic life support training

    WEDNESDAY, 19 JUNE 2019. More than 130 Marinduque residents, including local fishermen, 4Ps beneficiaries, and farm school students, get free skills training in basic life support, hands-only CPR, and first aid training.Fifteen cardiologist and internist volunteer doctors from The Medical City Cardiovascular Institute and Department of Internal Medicine trained our kababayans for free in three separate locations: Luxor Resort and Restaurant, Pangi Covered Court, and AGREA Farm Estate.LEARNING BY...  Read More...

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    AGREA enables climate-smart farmers through solar water pump tech

    BOAC, MARINDUQUE. It was a groundbreaking Independence Day when a solar water pump was installed and turned-over by AGREA to one of its farming communities in Kulilis, Torrijos on 12 June 2019. With El Niño made worst by the adverse effects of climate change, this initiative of AGREA is relevant and needed more than ever. For this year alone, AGREA’s partner farmers in Marinduque have lost a year’s worth of turmeric harvest, because of the lack of an efficient water syste...  Read More...

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    TPSAT, TESDA hold TM1 training at the AGREA Farm School

    BOAC, MARINDUQUE. Torrijos Poblacion School of Arts and Trades (TPSAT) currently holds Trainers Methodology Level I (TM1) training at the AGREA Farm School in Barangay Cawit of this municipality. TPSAT has secured funding from the TESDA Regional Office for the training of fifty (50) Marinduque-based participants upon request of the Marinduque Technical Vocational Institutions Association whose members come from both public and private tech-voc institutions in the province.“This TM1 tr...  Read More...

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    Mulching helps plants survive extreme heat and more

    One of the best, and cheapest, drought-resistant measures for gardens is applying mulch. Mulched gardens grow healthier, have more fertile soil, have fewer weeds, and have an overall enhanced visual appeal. A mulch is a layer of material applied to the surface of soil. When done properly, mulching allows us gardeners to spend less time watering, weeding, and fighting pest problems. READ: Take the Organic Agriculture NCII Course at the AGREA Farm SchoolHere are some of the functions and...  Read More...

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    Mindanao youth to learn hands-on farm tourism and agribusiness

    While sustainable farm tourism and agricultural livelihood are not usually synonymous with peace-building initiatives, the U.S. Embassy and AGREA are implementing a program that is effectively weaving those three themes: YSEALI GROW. Now in its third year, YSEALI GROW is a week-long leadership/agri-preneurship training that has so far enabled a total of 68 young leaders from Mindanao (18-25 years old) to recognize their potential. After the training and with seed money from the program...  Read More...

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    Boac River cleanup activities unite 1,600+ Marinduqueños

    BOAC, MARINDUQUE. More than 1,600 local volunteers gathered in various areas in Marinduque in support of the World Water Day 2019 celebrations. Dubbed “Water for All: Now and Foriver”, simultaneous cleanups of Boac River and its riverbanks, including tree-planting activities, united local volunteers on Friday, March 22. Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Marinduque Imelda Diaz led the program together with DENR MIMAROPA Assistant Regional Director ...  Read More...

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    Happier together: ‘focus on what we have in common, rather than what divides us’

    A recent Social Weather Stations survey shows 8 out of 10 Filipinos feel happy and satisfied with their lives. The SWS said these results were the lowest recorded since 2014. In the survey, respondents were asked: "If you were to consider your life in general these days, how happy or unhappy would you say you are on the whole? Are you very happy, fairly happy, not very happy, or not at all happy?" The SWS survey showed more Filipinos answering they were unhappy.   Read More...

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    Help Clean Boac River: World Water Day 2019

    WATER FOR ALL. Sustainable Development Goal 6 is crystal clear: water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind.   Read More...

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    Cherrie Atilano champions agriculture at Women’s Summit 2019

    BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY, TAGUIG. Cherrie Atilano, AGREA President and Founding Farmer, represented women in agriculture at the Women’s Summit 2019 last 8 March 2019 at Samsung Hall, SM Aura, Bonifacio Global City. She joined the panel of speakers on the session entitled “Magnifying Women’s Voices and Participation: Creating an Equal World.”Together with her in the panel were Senator Risa Hontiveros, Ambassador of Austria to the Philippines Bita Rasoulian, and Lt.   Read More...

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    New TESDA scholarship guidelines seek to ensure livelihood of beneficiaries

    The Omnibus Guidelines for 2019 TESDA Scholarship Programs will make it easier for its technical vocational education and training (TVET) graduates to get jobs or have a livelihood after their training. This is what TESDA Director General, Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña, made clear in his message during the recently concluded “Orientation on the Omnibus Guidelines for 2019 Scholarship Programs” conducted by the agency. These scholarship programs include the Training for Work Scholarship Pr...  Read More...

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    School gardens bring us closer to food, life, and the future

    These real-life stories from remote school gardens give us glimpses of the future of agriculture, of rural communities, and that of our children. Recent advancements in society, technology in particular, has altered the paradigm of education in so many ways. As much as experiential learning is still a cornerstone of education, its application has taken a myriad of forms. Mostly, by technology integration – virtual reality, software, animations, applications, cut-outs, and projections,...  Read More...

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    Enrolment Now Open: AGREA Farm School 2019 Admission

    AGREA Farm School is now accepting applications for admission in Organic Agriculture Production (OAP NC II). This 232-hour program includes hands-on training on producing organic concoctions, extracts and fertilizers, as well as producing organic vegetables, and raising organic chickens and hogs.FREE industry standard hands-on technical-vocational training plus National Competency Assessment and Certification Program* for qualified scholarship applicants courtesy of TESDA Marinduque. RESERVE YOU...  Read More...

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    Pioneers in agri business education in the Philippines

    MAJAYJAY, LAGUNA. Lead trainers from AGREA Farm School and Assessment Center, together with ATI Learning Site cooperators and TESDA Farm School trainers from all over the Philippines, passed the competency assessment for Agroentrepreneurship NC II and Agroentrepreneurship NC III.“This is the powerhouse lead batch of Agroentrepreneurship NCII and NCII passers in the Philippines. They are among the very first certified agri entrepreneurs in the whole country,” says Keneth de Graci...  Read More...

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    For the 6th time, AGREA Farm School maintains 100% pass rate

    STORY HIGHLIGHTS:25 new Organic Agriculture Production NCII holdersAGREA Farm and Farm School gets DOT accreditationTwo Marinduque-based Organic Agriculture Production NCII assessors on the wayAGREA, TESDA offers organic farming training plus financial assistanceFor the sixth time since the farm school opened in November 2017, 100% of students of the AGREA Farm School Wave 6 pass the Organic Agriculture Production NCII Assessment. All 25 examinees from the AGREA Farm School get passing comp...  Read More...

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    DOT accredits 3 Marinduque farms as agri-tourism destinations

    BOAC, MARINDUQUE. The Department of Tourism (DOT) MIMAROPA underscores farm tourism as one of the fastest growing sectors in the Philippines, and with this announced the accreditation of three local farms as the first DOT-accredited agri-tourism farm sites in Marinduque and MIMAROPA.The first and newest DOT-accredited agri-tourism farm sites are (1) AGREA Farm Estate in Brgy. Cawit, (2) DMDC Farm in Brgy.   Read More...

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    AGREA Farm School offers free organic farming training plus financial assistance

    BOAC, MARINDUQUE. Deserving scholarship applicants who are willing to take a full 28-day Organic Agriculture Production (OAP) NCII training at the AGREA Farm School are also entitled to financial assistance and book allowance. The AGREA Farm School, through the support of TESDA Marinduque Provincial Office, delivers expanded student assistance to willing and deserving Organic Agriculture Production (OAP) NCII scholarship applicants in the Province of Marinduque. The Private Education S...  Read More...

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    AGREA Farm School, TESDA Marinduque expands assistance to deserving Organic Farming scholars

    The AGREA Farm School, through the support of TESDA Marinduque Provincial Office, delivers expanded student assistance to willing and deserving Organic Agriculture Production (OAP) NCII scholarship applicants in the Province of Marinduque. The Private Education Student Financial Assistance (PESFA) program is one form of assistance to students in private education under Republic Act 6728, otherwise known as “Expanded Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in Private Education A...  Read More...

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    AGREA Farm School maintains 100% pass rate - again!

    For the fourth consecutive time since the farm school opened in November 2017, 100% of the newest batch of graduate students at the AGREA Farm School pass the Organic Agriculture Production assessment. All 25 graduates from the AGREA Farm School get passing competency remarks for Organic Agriculture Production National Certification (OAP NCII) last 2-4 July 2018. This qualifies all 25 of them as Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-certified Organic Agriculture Farme...  Read More...

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    AGREA, DA-ATI capacitates and strengthens rural-based organizations

    BOAC, MARINDUQUE. AGREA continues to support the aims and objectives of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) in capacitating and strengthening rural-based organizations (RBOs) such as Japan Agricultural Exchange Council Alumni Association (JAECAAP) and International Farm Youth Exchange (IFYE).Attended by RBO representatives from almost all regions in the country, a five-day organizational management strengthening program was conducted at the DMDC Farm in Boac, Marinduque on 25-29 June 2018....  Read More...

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    Be a #AGREA1000Strong Volunteer

    AGREA 1000 Strong is an innovative and inclusive community of volunteers with a big heart: male and female youth leaders, teachers and educators, mothers, senior citizens, Overseas Filipino Workers, members of the LGBT+ community, and farming and fisherfolk leaders. Cultivation of Human BeingsBased in the island province of Marinduque in the Philippines, AGREA 1000 Strong has a social mission of cultivating human beings through volunteer work consistent with AGREA's Eight Thrusts (i.e.,...  Read More...

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    PH Law: Every Filipino is required to plant one tree each year

    It is interesting to find out that not a lot of Filipinos know about this law. According to Section 8 of Republic Act No. 10176, otherwise known as the Arbor Day Act of 2012, “All able-bodied citizens of the Philippines, who are at least twelve (12) years of age, shall be required to plant one (1) tree every year.” Now, how many trees have you missed planting since you were 12 years old? Arbor Day 2018 in MarinduqueToday, the 23rd day of June 2018, AGREA celebrates Nat...  Read More...

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    Swedish Ambassador visits AGREA, Marinduque

    BOAC, MARINDUQUE. Swedish Ambassador to the Philippines Harald Fries visited AGREA in Marinduque yesterday, 22 June 2018, together with his family, becoming the first international diplomat to visit AGREA this year. Ambassador Fries was warmly welcomed at the AGREA Estate Farm by Cherrie Atilano, AGREA’s President and Founding Farmer, together with Marinduque Lone District Representative Lord Allan Jay Velasco. Also present during the welcoming activity were officials from TESDA ...  Read More...

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    Farm School students attend First Aid and Basic Life Support Training

    Philippine Red Cross (PRC) 143 Marinduque conducts basic first aid and life support training during the Organic Agriculture Production NCII Batch 5 Induction last Thursday, 21 June 2018, at the AGREA Farm School, Barangay Cawit, Boac, Marinduque. PRC 143 Marinduque Provincial Coordinator Ms. Marisan Mañanita presided the training and was attended by the scholars of the Training-for-Work Scholarship Program (TWSP) of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Marinduque...  Read More...

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    AGREA Farm School maintains 100% Organic Agriculture Production passing rate

    All 34 examinees from the AGREA Farm School passed the Batch 2 and 3 of Organic Agriculture Production National Certification (OAP NCII) this May 2018. This qualifies all 34 of them as Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-certified Organic Agriculture Farmers.These achievers are qualified as competent Organic Agriculture Farmers; with specific competencies such as organic chicken raising, organic hogs raisers, organic vegetables farming, organic concoctions and extracts, ...  Read More...

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    Take the Organic Agriculture NCII Course at the AGREA Farm School

    The first of its kind in the province, the AGREA Farm School provides workshops, training, and certificate programs for those who wish to learn sustainable organic agriculture. The farm school, located in more than 2-hectare farm property in Barangay Cawit, Boac in the island province of Marinduque, is an accredited private extension service provider for the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA Marinduque). AGREA is also certified by the Department of Agriculture...  Read More...

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    8 Life Lessons we Learn in Farming

    Anyone can farm. And everyone can learn a lesson or eight in farming.From getting our hands and feet dirty, to producing our own food from our backyard gardens, to trying to provide sustainable systems and technologies for farmers, to creating and managing social programs for agricultural families and communities, farming teaches us lessons that are valuable in our day-to-day lives.For many years now, AGREA has been doing work with the vision of uplifting the lives of local farming communities. ...  Read More...

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    TESDA, AGREA accelerate Organic Agriculture Scholarships in Marinduque

    The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) brings its scholarships closer to those who want to avail of free skills training and even help its graduates in finding a job.This is after TESDA Director General Guiling 'Gene' Mamondiong stepped up the agency's promotion of the scholarship grants in the provinces, municipalities and districts, when he talked about the two-day "National Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Enrollment Day and Jobs Bridging" which...  Read More...

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    AGREA Farm School scores 100% Pass Rate

    written by Rafael Seño | AGREA Farm School celebrates the 100% passing rate of all 25 students who took the Organic Agriculture Production National Certificate (OAP NCII) assessment and qualification.AGREA Farm School is the first TESDA-accredited farm school in Marinduque and certified by the Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Training Institute as an Organic Agriculture Learning Site.The assessment took place at the AGREA Farm School Assessment Center, also the first of its k...  Read More...

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    Marinduque in a Bag

    Marinduque in a Bag is a curation of locally produced products that showcase Marinduque’s local flavor and craftsmanship. Each item tells its own story that reflects Marinduqueños’ ingenuity from handicrafts to delightful artisanal food. All items are thoughtfully curated by identifying and mapping out communities that grow the ingredients and later on develop into artisanal products that are sure to delight everyone who will receive them. Through this program, ...  Read More...

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    Insights of a Fil-Am graduate about rural development in Marinduque

    Story HighlightsAGREA and Kaya Collaborative (Kaya Co) partnership brings Filipino-American graduate to Marinduque The future of food are in a vulnerable position if elder farmers’ talents are not passed down Contrary to the “helpless” stereotype, farmers are people eager to determine their own futures Written by Miguel Codiñera and Rachel Espejo-Empig One of AGREA’s eight thrusts is intercultural collaboration. The opportunity to...  Read More...

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    Establishment of farm schools: a strategy in achieving rural development

    The Provincial Technical Education and Skills Development Committee (PTESDC) Meeting of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA Marinduque) was conducted last Friday, 18 August 2017 at Goodchow Dining and Function Hall, Boac, Marinduque. The committee was created to enhance the partnership between the public and private sectors involved in the delivery of Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Marinduque. Members of the committee are Governor Carm...  Read More...

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    Strategic partnerships: vital in creating sustainable solutions to social problems

    Written by Prince Darius Lina Story Highlights AGREA teams up with communities and organizations to implement solutions to social issues such as access to safe drinking water, electricity, and environmental protection.AGREA is taking sustainable and environment-friendly innovations, and coordinating with local communities and organizations across the globe to implement sustainable solutions in meeting the basic needs of society. Technology is available. Research has produced promi...  Read More...

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    From Dresden to Marinduque: learning to see through the eyes of a farmer

    Written by Josephine Schmeisser I am a twenty-year-old German girl from Dresden and I have been a volunteer at AGREA for five months now (since February 2017). I am based in Marinduque where most of my time is spent at the AGREA Model Farm. There, I have been helping out the farmers and growing my own crops. After I graduated from high school in Germany, I decided to take a gap year for voluntary work with the organization AFS, which assigned me to AGREA. Although farming was not ...  Read More...

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    Empowering farmers through Values Formation and Financial Literacy

    30 Marinduque-based rice farmers participated in the first Financial Literacy and Values Formation Training conducted by AGREA as part of efforts to reintroduce a reinvigorated System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in the province last Tuesday, 27 June 2017, at the AGREA Office, Cawit, Marinduque. "Though practiced among farmer cooperatives, there is rarely appreciation and in-depth understanding of the financial management among farmers on a personal level." Through the Refle...  Read More...