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    These food gardens improve Filipino lives one community at a time

    San Isidro along with all other neighboring municipalities are facing a big challenge of food security. The influx of tourists has led to a high demand of products that have brought the costs of basic goods to a level never seen before. Since then, the criminality has risen especially crimes against property. The entire island of Siargao depends on the import of food products that come from the mainland.   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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    Join Cherrie Atilano at Grow 2019: the Boma NZ Agri Summit

    The world is changing in unprecedented ways, leaving huge questions about the future of food and fibre in Aotearoa. Our vision is to help Aotearoa’s food and fibre sector become more innovative, sustainable, collaborative, and profitable, now and into the future. Come to Grow 2019, and be empowered to take tangible action—so you’re ready for what comes next. 10-11 April 2019 Horncastle Arena, Christchurch New ZealandGrow 2019 is a two-day summit that will tackle some of these questions...  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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