Everything listed under: Move Food Initiative

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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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    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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    Zero Food Waste Heroes: food movers and rescuers amidst the pandemic

    On the third day after President Duterte declared lockdown in Metro Manila, AGREA Founding Farmer, President and CEO, Cherrie Atilano, received a call for help from a group of Agrarian Reform farmers - they needed to sell 15,000 pineapples. Due to the limitations posed by the quarantine situation, these pineapple farmers cannot move and sell their produce, and worse, all of it will be thrown away. I could not sleep that night knowing that 15,000 pineapples will fill landfills instead of stomachs...  Read More...

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    Jobs, food and nutrition: The Philippines’ pivot to invest in agriculture

    Cherrie Atilano is the Founding Farmer, President and CEO of AGREA International, an agro-social enterprise that aims to help eradicate poverty for farming and fishing families in the Philippines. She is also a member of the Scaling Up Nutrition Lead Group and GAIN Board member. She provides us some ground-truthing of COVID-19 impacts in the Philippines in relation to jobs and livelihoods, and food security and nutrition.   Read More...