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    Go indie and grow: how to “mainstream” indigenous farm products

    No need to reinvent the wheel. For agripreneurs who wish to participate in the food heritage market, Javara Indigenous Indonesia founder and CEO Helianti Hilman, publicly recognized as the forefront promoter in sustaining Indonesia’s food biodiversity heritage, interviewed during LEAF 2018, has the following tips:  1. Train farmers to be food entrepreneurs and artisans Rediscover food biodiversity and heritage by working with the farmers and indigenous communities who have the knowledg...  Read More...

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    AGREA now offers short-term scholarships in organic farming

    BOAC, MARINDUQUE. AGREA Farm School and Assessment Center now offers short-term scholarships in two organic agriculture competencies: Producing Organic Fertilizers and Raising Organic Small Ruminants under the Special Training for Employment Program (or STEP) of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).This new offering at the AGREA Farm School for October to November 2019 intake is made possible by the TESDA Provincial Office in Marinduque and the Office of Marinduque Re...  Read More...

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    Grow Asia Learning Alliance (GALA): Navigating Business Partnerships

    Scaling the impact of your agriculture research together with business. When: 4-5 November 2019* Where: Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) Headquarters, Los Baños, Philippines *Exact timing TBCThe fragmentation of different sources of research expertise in ASEAN makes it difficult for valuable findings to be applied in agriculture value chains. To address this issue, Grow Asia established the Grow Asia Learning Alliance (GALA) &nda...  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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    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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    Cherrie Atilano named U.N. nutrition ambassador

    Cherrie Atilano, a multi-awarded Filipina agriculture changemaker, was recently appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, to be a high-level ambassador of the UN Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement.Cherrie is a SUN Movement Lead Group member effective this year, until the year 2021. The SUN Movement is successfully catalyzing the fight against malnutrition in 60 countries, including the Philippines. Cherrie leads together with 26 ambassadors across the globe.Secretary-G...  Read More...

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    Magna Carta of Rural Women: Round Table on Gender Equity & Empowerment

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