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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.Secr...  Read More...

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    The Garden Classroom now officially thrives in Siargao

    DAPA, SIARGAO – AGREA’s The Garden Classroom (TGC) officially thrives in “The Best Island in the World”: Siargao.A Memorandum of Agreement was signed between AGREA, represented by its CEO and President Cherrie Atilano, Office of Congressman Francisco Jose Matugas II, represented by Congressman “Bingo” Matugas, and Department of Education Siargao Island, represented by its Superintendent Ma. Teresa Real, on the 18th of August 2019, at the Teachers Training Center, Dapa, Siargao Island, Surigao de...  Read More...

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    How agriculture can help achieve the SDGs

    At the heart of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. ...  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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    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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    Indigenous Peoples are guardians of heirloom food diversity

    In many parts of the world, Indigenous Peoples (IPs) are using local wisdom, passed on through generations, to cultivate a variety of food: wild herbs; rare fruits; heirloom sorghum; forgotten (and therefore endangered) varieties of rice grains, beans, and tubers; legacy spices; artisanal cheeses and meats, etc. The global slow food movement has given rise to the “Ark of Taste,” which promotes small-scale quality production of food that is inextricably linked to culture, history...  Read More...

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    Exploring Tech Solutions for Agriculture

    The challenges of global markets, more complex supply chains, and stringent regulations highlight the potential for technology solutions in the agricultural space.Partners at the Leaders and Entrepreneurs in Agriculture Forum 2018 highlighted how agriculture stakeholders can approach technological solutions to solve these problems. While there are advanced plays that might suit more established agribusinesses, it should be noted that different levels of technology are available to suit smaller a...  Read More...

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