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    AGREA Farm School ready for new normal, resumes classes

    The AGREA Farm School in Marinduque adapts and abides by the rules and specific conditions exacted by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF), the TVET Arrangements directed by TESDA, and concerned local governments, and is ready for the New Normal. As of 4 August 2020, the AGREA Farm School is already given the Provisional Certificate of Authority to Operate by the Local Government of Boac Marinduque. The Local Government of Torrijos Marinduque also issued AGREA its certificate to operate on 11...  Read More...

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    Cherrie Atilano is the Philippine Ambassadress on Food Security

    The Department of Agriculture (DA) officially designates Cherrie D. Atilano, AGREA’s Founding Farmer, President and CEO, as the Philippine Ambassadress on Food Security. Official oath-taking was led by DA Secretary Dr.   Read More...

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    Bringing healthy food packs for more than a thousand

    Human movement can be limited in these trying times, but the bayanihan we can do can be endless.AGREA Foundation distributed healthy food packs to 1,100 families last 26 August 2020 at the Project Pearls Learning Center, Barangay Batia in Bocaue, Bulacan. To make this distribution possible – 5,000 kilos of rice, vegetables, and fruits were sourced from AGREA’s Move Food Initiative partner-farmers in Nueva Ecija and Majayjay in Laguna. This initiative was sponsored by Corteva Agriscience and in p...  Read More...

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    We are Crate-ful: jeepney drivers and garbage collectors receive food packs

    There is always something to be grateful for everyday, even in these trying times. Last 23 August 2020, Move Food Initiative, in partnership with AGREA Foundation, launched the “Crate-ful” Drive. It is Move Food Initiative’s way of extending gratitude to everyone who supports the movement; they are the ones who are making it possible for the initiative to keep on moving healthy fruits and vegetables from every corner of the country, to tables of Filipino families. Crate-fu...  Read More...

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    Top Marinduque hotel embrace farm-to-table movement

    Across the globe, forward-thinking hotels serve meals made with produce grown on-site. Their staff can just step outside and grab herbs, fruits, and vegetables for the kitchen. Good news is, this innovative approach is also happening in Marinduque right now!“We try to make all available spaces at Balar productive and organic,” said Lorie Uy, owner of Balar Hotel and Spa, housewife, and mother to three wonderful boys.The hotel offers Filipino and other Asian dishes, as well as cuisines with weste...  Read More...

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    AGREA’s zero-waste initiative wins SGM Food Solidarity Fund

    The Social Gastronomy Movement Food Solidarity Fund (FSF) selected 10 Social Gastronomy organizations to be recipients of USD$ 10,000 to support food-driven solutions for Covid-19 relief and recovery. Out of the 60 applications from 30 countries, AGREA’s Move Food Initiative, specifically the AGREA Rescue Kitchen, was one of this year’s winners. “We launched this fund not only because it was necessary, but because it was possible. Aside from providing critical financial support, the strengt...  Read More...

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    Boac Community Garden Contest mini competition winners announced

    The pioneering “Boac Community Food Garden Contest”, launched last 28 April 2020 and spanned more than 55 days, has named three big winners from three separate participating barangays in the Municipality of Boac, in the island province of Marinduque.The contest has inspired garden farms, hardworking farmers, and gardening enthusiasts to try farming their own food amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.ALSO READ: Gardening contest inspires a community to grow food amid the COVID-19 pandemicAsid...  Read More...

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