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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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    AGREA wins at the first ASEAN Social Impact Awards

    AGREA has been recognized as one of the winners of the Inaugural ASEAN Social Impact Awards in Singapore. AGREA is one of the Top 3 winners among 160 applications from across the Southeast Asian Region. This is the second recognition that AGREA has bagged within 24 hours. The first being the winner of the Women of the Future Awards South East Asia Social Entrepreneur Award 2018 for AGREA’s President and Founding Farmer, Cherrie De Erit Atilano. The ASEAN Social Impact Awards reco...  Read More...

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    Winners Announced for Inaugural Women of the Future Awards South East Asia

    21 March 2018 (Singapore) – Nine talented young women from across Southeast Asia were unveiled last night as winners of the first ever Women of the Future Awards South East Asia, the UK-born movement showcasing and strengthening the pipeline of female talent. Announced at last night’s Awards Ceremony at the Hilton Singapore, the winners were celebrated across nine categories and were selected from a shortlist of 50 candidates representing 10 countries across the region. The...  Read More...

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    Atilano triumphs at the Women of the Future Awards South East Asia

    The winner of the Women of the Future Awards South East Asia Social Entrepreneur Award 2018 is Cherrie Atilano, AGREA’s President and Founding Farmer. The organizer's stated, “The judges were impressed with all of our candidates, but it was Cherrie who stood out with her proven track record and passion." "Cherrie’s agro-social enterprise aims to develop a one island economy model and the judges commend her commercially savvy and scalable solution which c...  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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    Responsible Business Forum on Food and Agriculture 2018, Jakarta

    Asia is home to 4 billion people and the region faces some of the biggest and toughest challenges, such as hunger, poverty, malnutrition, gender inequality and the adverse impacts of climate change, to name just a few.The 5th Responsible Business Forum in Jakarta convenes more than 500 decision makers from business, government, investors, the development community, and SMEs. Held in Pullman Jakarta on the 27-28 March, it will devise scalable solutions to achieving ‘Zero-Hunger’,...  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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    YSEALI, AGREA supports high caliber Filipinos to the USA

    A little-known part of AGREA’s work is our strong involvement with the US government’s Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI) program. YSEALI was launched in 2013 by then President Barack Obama with the purpose of strengthening leadership development and networking in Southeast Asia in order to nurture the ASEAN community and to strengthen ties between the United States and Southeast Asia.Programs within YSEALI include exchange programs to the United States, regional wo...  Read More...

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    The Curious Case of Social Enterprises

    written by Rachel Empig | Last September, I was privileged to travel to New Zealand under the Asia New Zealand Foundation’s Young Business Leaders Initiative to attend and run a workshop at the Social Enterprise World Forum 2017 (SEWF). The workshop was called Farming for the Future and this was a great opportunity to share more about AGREA and provide advice and anecdotes on my experience engaging with farming communities in Marinduque, Philippines.Established in 2008, SEWF is a...  Read More...

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    AGREA Bags Award for Agriculture Development Excellence

    AGREA was awarded a Global Responsible Business Leadership Award 2017 for Agriculture Development Excellence last 30 March 2017 at the Nexus Convention Centre in South Bangsar, Malaysia.The award represents the most prestigious form of recognition for companies globally on leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Sustainability. The Global Responsible Business Leadership Awards is organized by the Asia Pacific CSR Council and this year was supported by the United Nat...  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...

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    AGREA, VSU inks OJT Agreement for Development Communication Program

    AGREA President and Founding Farmer Cherrie Atilano signs a Memorandum of Agreement for the internship of Bachelor of Science in Development Communication students of the Visayas State University (VSU), one of the leading universities in Southeast Asia for research in agriculture.VSU President Dr. Edgardo E. Tulin was present during the MOA signing last Friday, 16 June 2017, together with the Department of Development Communications Head Dr.   Read More...

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    AGREA: First TESDA-accredited Farm School in Marinduque

    AGREA is the first TESDA-accredited farm school in Marinduque to offer a program in Organic Agriculture Production NCII covering competencies in raising organic chicken, producing organic vegetables, producing organic fertilizers and concoctions, applying safety measures in farm operations, practicing career professionalism, and applying safety measures in farm operations, among others. AGREA received this Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Program Registration Certification...  Read More...

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    World Environment Day 2017

    June 5, 2017 is World Environment Day! This year's theme is all about connecting people to nature. That means encouraging people to get outdoors and appreciate the beauty of the planet in a bid to show people the importance of protecting it for future generations. What can we do to get connected with nature? Last year, AGREA gathered local volunteers and planted numerous indigenous species of trees. Click here to see AGREA's Arbor Day 2016 activities in cooperation wi...  Read More...

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    Access to Safe Drinking Water, Now a Reality

    88 households of around 200 residents of Gaspar Island, Gasan, Marinduque in the Philippines now have reliable access to safe and clean drinking water as they are the pilot beneficiaries of the Landbank of the Philippines’ disaster preparedness program, the Gawad KATUBIGAN (access to water) program. 4 potable water filtration systems were distributed in this island community as part of the program, which is implemented in partnership with AGREA and Waves for Water (W4W), a US-based internat...  Read More...

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    Project Happiness

    Happiness is one of the many human emotions that is always sought after. We wish for happiness as a sign of a good life but what does it really mean to be happy? Happiness can manifest in so many ways even in the simplest of things that often, we find hard to grasp. Below, we narrowed some significant forms down to eight that can help us identify what truly makes a person happy.   Read More...