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LEAF 2018 SPEAKER IN FOCUS: Catherine Brillantes-Turvill

Cathy is a pioneer in the Philippine Spa, Wellness and Farm Tourism industries. She and her husband own Nurture Wellness Village, a wellness resort and Nurture Farmacy, an organic farm located in Tagaytay City. A UK Licensed Therapist and culinary graduate, she is also internationally certified as a Nutritional Therapist, Health and Wellness Coach, Living Foods Educator, Chef Coach and Worksite Wellness Specialist.

Cathy has been named by the DOT as a Woman of Significance- Entrepreneurship category, Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur by the ASEAN Women’s Entrepreneurs Network in 2016 and as a 2014 Filipina STAR-PRENEUR by Go Negosyo. She is the author of the internationally released book “Turn Back Time, Natural Anti-Aging CHOICES and is a frequent speaker in local and international conferences.

LEAF: What is your agri-dream for the Philippines, your home region, and home country?

Cathy: My agri-dream is for no Filipino to go hungry and for the country to maximize its agricultural potential, and for the youth to embrace agriculture as a career and the government to promote and support the industry.
           
LEAF: What is your message to the next generation of agri-champs?

Cathy: 
Embrace agriculture: the availability of our future food supply demands it. Agriculture is fun, fulfilling, and promising.

LEAF: What is the future of agriculture in the Philippines, your home region, home country, in three words?

Cathy: 
URGENT. NECESSARY. PROMISING.

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