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    Police-led community gardens provide peace, order, and vegetables

    At first glance, local community gardens are mere patches of land where gardeners grow eggplants, okra, and some greens like pechay and mustasa, and have very little to do with local development. However, in the town of San Isidro in the island of Siargao, Surigao del Norte, community gardens serve very important social, organizational, and economic roles. Local community gardens draw people together around two common points: everyone eats and everyone appreciates beauty. When a small vacan...  Read More...

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    APPLY NOW: Fall 2019 YSEALI Professional Fellows Program

    Applications are now open for the Fall 2019 YSEALI Professional Fellows program! The YSEALI Professional Fellows Program gives participants ages 25-35 the opportunity to spend five weeks in the United States, where they will work in a full-time placement in a U.S. business, NGO or government office. During these placements, Fellows build their practical expertise, leadership skills, and professional networks. The Fall 2019 Fellows will be in the U.S.   Read More...

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    Top Filipina agripreneurs bring “more love” to Siargao farmers

    A powerhouse of multi-awarded Filipina farmer entrepreneurs is visiting Siargao Island this February to speak and inspire at the “More Love for Women Farmers” conference. AGREA, together with the Office of Congressman Bingo Matugas, the Province of Surigao del Norte, and Del Carmen LGU, brings this local iteration of the Leaders and Entrepreneurs in Agriculture Forum, or LEAF, to Siargao. LEAF is a community of champions across all sectors uniting as advocates for better ag...  Read More...

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    More Love for Women Farmers, LEAF Siargao 2019

    It is well-known that the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach – what better way to spread some love this February than honoring the people who produce our food!! A lot of men are leaving their farm lands in Siargao to be part of the exponentially booming tourism industry as service providers, i.e. habal-habal drivers, construction workers, surfing trainers, boatmen which is now causing Siargao Island with deep food security problem. However, a lot of women are left ...  Read More...

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    JOBS AVAILABLE: Be part of the AGREA Team

    AGREA is expanding and so we have just released four job openings for our Manila and Marinduque offices. See if you make the cut. Click on the links below to read the corresponding responsibilities, qualifications, and requirements.1.   Read More...

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    Tatay Pilo is our VIP, a Vermi Important Person

    Success has two letters: Do! “Doing” is what made Tatay Pilo a Certified Organic Agriculture Practitioner Farmer after passing the assessment and graduating in the AGREA Farm School. Congratulations, Tatay Pilo! He has an interesting story. He used to work as a construction worker when we we’re building our vermicomposting facility from a New Zealand Embassy - Manila, Philippines Home Fund Grant.   Read More...

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    More Love for Women Farmers, LEAF Siargao 2019

    It is well-known that the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach – what better way to spread some love this February than honoring the people who produce our food!!A lot of men are leaving their farm lands in Siargao to be part of the exponentially booming tourism industry as service providers, i.e. habal-habal drivers, construction workers, surfing trainers, boatmen which is now causing Siargao Island with deep food security problem. However, a lot of women are left on the farm waitin...  Read More...

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