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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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    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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    [ESSAY] “Pamana”: the winning Boac Community Garden Story

    One of the highlights of the Boac Community Garden Contest is the Story Writing Competition. We asked our contestants to write about their gardening experiences, the challenges that they encountered, the successes they earned, as well as the biggest why’s that motivated them every step of the way. Here we present in full the winning essay from Dennis Motol of Barangay Caganhao, entitled “Pamana” (trans. Legacy). RELATED READ: Boac Community Garden Contest mini competi...  Read More...

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    Gardening contest inspires a community to grow food amid the COVID-19 pandemic

    Launched last 28 April 2020, the gardening contest that spanned more than 55 days has finally come to a close and announced big winners, inspiring garden farms, and hardworking farmers and gardening enthusiasts.COVID-19 and the local community quarantine in Marinduque resulted to a majority of Marinduqueños to spend most of their time inside their homes. The pandemic gave birth to a gardening contest that aimed to challenge locals to go organic and grow their own food in their respective ...  Read More...

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    Build more farm schools: DA-ATI exec

    PUERTO PRINCESA CITY—The head of the Department of Agriculture’s training arm in MIMAROPA Region (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) is encouraging farmers to help in the government’s thrust to teach more people to become farmers themselves by setting up learning sites and farm schools. Pat Andrew Barrientos, Center Director of the Agriculture Training Institute (ATI) in the region said there is a huge need of farming institutions nationwide even as the government is allocating over P70...  Read More...

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    MIMAROPA farm learning sites boost cooperation

    PUERTO PRINCESA, PALAWAN. Agriculture learning sites in the MIMAROPA Region (Region 4B: Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) have banded together to further boost cooperation and exchange ideas in an effort to strengthen the Philippine government’s partners in promoting agriculture.The regional event also saw the election of a new set of officials who will steer the organization in the interim.The formation of an organization of farm schools and learning sites in the region was among the...  Read More...

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    Free farming education plus benefits await less fortunate youth through UAQTEA

    BOAC, MARINDUQUE. Less fortunate individuals in Marinduque Philippines can now avail of free technical-vocational training in Agricultural Crops Production NCII plus a myriad of benefits by enrolling at the AGREA Farm School through TESDA’s Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act (UAQTEA) program.Signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte in 2017, UAQTEA grants free tuition to students of all state universities and colleges (SUCs) in the country. The same law applies to high s...  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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    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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    AGREA Farm School Engagement Summary 2018

    BOAC, MARINDUQUE. The first of its caliber in the Province of Marinduque, the AGREA Farm School accumulated a total of 31,088 training hours in Organic Agriculture Production NCII in 2018. AGREA produced 134 graduates that year!   Read More...

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    TPSAT, TESDA hold TM1 training at the AGREA Farm School

    BOAC, MARINDUQUE. Torrijos Poblacion School of Arts and Trades (TPSAT) currently holds Trainers Methodology Level I (TM1) training at the AGREA Farm School in Barangay Cawit of this municipality. TPSAT has secured funding from the TESDA Regional Office for the training of fifty (50) Marinduque-based participants upon request of the Marinduque Technical Vocational Institutions Association whose members come from both public and private tech-voc institutions in the province.“This TM1 tr...  Read More...

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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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    New TESDA scholarship guidelines seek to ensure livelihood of beneficiaries

    The Omnibus Guidelines for 2019 TESDA Scholarship Programs will make it easier for its technical vocational education and training (TVET) graduates to get jobs or have a livelihood after their training. This is what TESDA Director General, Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña, made clear in his message during the recently concluded “Orientation on the Omnibus Guidelines for 2019 Scholarship Programs” conducted by the agency. These scholarship programs include the Training for Work Scholarship Pr...  Read More...

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    Enrolment Now Open: AGREA Farm School 2019 Admission

    AGREA Farm School is now accepting applications for admission in Organic Agriculture Production (OAP NC II). This 232-hour program includes hands-on training on producing organic concoctions, extracts and fertilizers, as well as producing organic vegetables, and raising organic chickens and hogs.FREE industry standard hands-on technical-vocational training plus National Competency Assessment and Certification Program* for qualified scholarship applicants courtesy of TESDA Marinduque. RESERVE YOU...  Read More...

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    Pioneers in agri business education in the Philippines

    MAJAYJAY, LAGUNA. Lead trainers from AGREA Farm School and Assessment Center, together with ATI Learning Site cooperators and TESDA Farm School trainers from all over the Philippines, passed the competency assessment for Agroentrepreneurship NC II and Agroentrepreneurship NC III.“This is the powerhouse lead batch of Agroentrepreneurship NCII and NCII passers in the Philippines. They are among the very first certified agri entrepreneurs in the whole country,” says Keneth de Graci...  Read More...

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    For the 6th time, AGREA Farm School maintains 100% pass rate

    STORY HIGHLIGHTS:25 new Organic Agriculture Production NCII holdersAGREA Farm and Farm School gets DOT accreditationTwo Marinduque-based Organic Agriculture Production NCII assessors on the wayAGREA, TESDA offers organic farming training plus financial assistanceFor the sixth time since the farm school opened in November 2017, 100% of students of the AGREA Farm School Wave 6 pass the Organic Agriculture Production NCII Assessment. All 25 examinees from the AGREA Farm School get passing comp...  Read More...

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    AGREA Farm School offers free organic farming training plus financial assistance

    BOAC, MARINDUQUE. Deserving scholarship applicants who are willing to take a full 28-day Organic Agriculture Production (OAP) NCII training at the AGREA Farm School are also entitled to financial assistance and book allowance. The AGREA Farm School, through the support of TESDA Marinduque Provincial Office, delivers expanded student assistance to willing and deserving Organic Agriculture Production (OAP) NCII scholarship applicants in the Province of Marinduque. The Private Education S...  Read More...

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    AGREA Farm School, TESDA Marinduque expands assistance to deserving Organic Farming scholars

    The AGREA Farm School, through the support of TESDA Marinduque Provincial Office, delivers expanded student assistance to willing and deserving Organic Agriculture Production (OAP) NCII scholarship applicants in the Province of Marinduque. The Private Education Student Financial Assistance (PESFA) program is one form of assistance to students in private education under Republic Act 6728, otherwise known as “Expanded Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in Private Education A...  Read More...

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    AGREA Farm School maintains 100% pass rate - again!

    For the fourth consecutive time since the farm school opened in November 2017, 100% of the newest batch of graduate students at the AGREA Farm School pass the Organic Agriculture Production assessment. All 25 graduates from the AGREA Farm School get passing competency remarks for Organic Agriculture Production National Certification (OAP NCII) last 2-4 July 2018. This qualifies all 25 of them as Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-certified Organic Agriculture Farme...  Read More...

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    AGREA, DA-ATI capacitates and strengthens rural-based organizations

    BOAC, MARINDUQUE. AGREA continues to support the aims and objectives of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) in capacitating and strengthening rural-based organizations (RBOs) such as Japan Agricultural Exchange Council Alumni Association (JAECAAP) and International Farm Youth Exchange (IFYE).Attended by RBO representatives from almost all regions in the country, a five-day organizational management strengthening program was conducted at the DMDC Farm in Boac, Marinduque on 25-29 June 2018....  Read More...

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    PH Law: Every Filipino is required to plant one tree each year

    It is interesting to find out that not a lot of Filipinos know about this law. According to Section 8 of Republic Act No. 10176, otherwise known as the Arbor Day Act of 2012, “All able-bodied citizens of the Philippines, who are at least twelve (12) years of age, shall be required to plant one (1) tree every year.” Now, how many trees have you missed planting since you were 12 years old? Arbor Day 2018 in MarinduqueToday, the 23rd day of June 2018, AGREA celebrates Nat...  Read More...

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    Farm School students attend First Aid and Basic Life Support Training

    Philippine Red Cross (PRC) 143 Marinduque conducts basic first aid and life support training during the Organic Agriculture Production NCII Batch 5 Induction last Thursday, 21 June 2018, at the AGREA Farm School, Barangay Cawit, Boac, Marinduque. PRC 143 Marinduque Provincial Coordinator Ms. Marisan Mañanita presided the training and was attended by the scholars of the Training-for-Work Scholarship Program (TWSP) of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Marinduque...  Read More...

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    AGREA Farm School maintains 100% Organic Agriculture Production passing rate

    All 34 examinees from the AGREA Farm School passed the Batch 2 and 3 of Organic Agriculture Production National Certification (OAP NCII) this May 2018. This qualifies all 34 of them as Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-certified Organic Agriculture Farmers.These achievers are qualified as competent Organic Agriculture Farmers; with specific competencies such as organic chicken raising, organic hogs raisers, organic vegetables farming, organic concoctions and extracts, ...  Read More...

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    Take the Organic Agriculture NCII Course at the AGREA Farm School

    The first of its kind in the province, the AGREA Farm School provides workshops, training, and certificate programs for those who wish to learn sustainable organic agriculture. The farm school, located in more than 2-hectare farm property in Barangay Cawit, Boac in the island province of Marinduque, is an accredited private extension service provider for the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA Marinduque). AGREA is also certified by the Department of Agriculture...  Read More...

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    TESDA, AGREA accelerate Organic Agriculture Scholarships in Marinduque

    The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) brings its scholarships closer to those who want to avail of free skills training and even help its graduates in finding a job.This is after TESDA Director General Guiling 'Gene' Mamondiong stepped up the agency's promotion of the scholarship grants in the provinces, municipalities and districts, when he talked about the two-day "National Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Enrollment Day and Jobs Bridging" which...  Read More...

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    AGREA Farm School scores 100% Pass Rate

    written by Rafael Seño | AGREA Farm School celebrates the 100% passing rate of all 25 students who took the Organic Agriculture Production National Certificate (OAP NCII) assessment and qualification.AGREA Farm School is the first TESDA-accredited farm school in Marinduque and certified by the Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Training Institute as an Organic Agriculture Learning Site.The assessment took place at the AGREA Farm School Assessment Center, also the first of its k...  Read More...