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    Go indie and grow: how to “mainstream” indigenous farm products

    No need to reinvent the wheel. For agripreneurs who wish to participate in the food heritage market, Javara Indigenous Indonesia founder and CEO Helianti Hilman, publicly recognized as the forefront promoter in sustaining Indonesia’s food biodiversity heritage, interviewed during LEAF 2018, has the following tips:  1. Train farmers to be food entrepreneurs and artisans Rediscover food biodiversity and heritage by working with the farmers and indigenous communities who have the knowledg...  Read More...

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    Grow Asia Learning Alliance (GALA): Navigating Business Partnerships

    Scaling the impact of your agriculture research together with business. When: 4-5 November 2019* Where: Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) Headquarters, Los Baños, Philippines *Exact timing TBCThe fragmentation of different sources of research expertise in ASEAN makes it difficult for valuable findings to be applied in agriculture value chains. To address this issue, Grow Asia established the Grow Asia Learning Alliance (GALA) &nda...  Read More...

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    AGREA enables climate-smart farmers through solar water pump tech

    BOAC, MARINDUQUE. It was a groundbreaking Independence Day when a solar water pump was installed and turned-over by AGREA to one of its farming communities in Kulilis, Torrijos on 12 June 2019. With El Niño made worst by the adverse effects of climate change, this initiative of AGREA is relevant and needed more than ever. For this year alone, AGREA’s partner farmers in Marinduque have lost a year’s worth of turmeric harvest, because of the lack of an efficient water syste...  Read More...

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    2 Filipinos join Food and Agribusiness Value Chains Course in New Zealand

    PALMERSTON NORTH, NEW ZEALAND. Two Filipinos represent the Philippine delegation to the Food and Agribusiness Value Chains Short Course provided by the Massey University Palmerston North in New Zealand, funded by the NZ Aide Programme, administered by the NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and in partnership with AGREA Philippines and Leaders and Entrepreneurs in Agriculture Forum - LEAF. Attending the course in New Zealand are Rafael Seño, AGREA’s Communications and PR ...  Read More...

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    Women empowerment must be our legacy: Dragonfruit Queen of the Philippines

    DEL CARMEN, SURIGAO DEL NORTE. Dragonfruit Queen of the Philippines Edita Dacuycuy shares her success and inspiring story: of how dragonfruit’s therapeutic relief for her daughter with cerebral palsy turned her into a multi-awarded farmer-scientist. Now, through her company REFMAD-V, she continues to inspire farmers and entrepreneurs. “Let us continue to inspire and uplift the lives of small-holder farmers, women farmers, and persons with disabilities.   Read More...

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    AGREA leads largest women-farmers conference

    Together with Siargao LGUs, AGREA envisions to make Siargao the first women-led agriculture island in the Philippines DEL CARMEN, SIARGAO – 700 Siargaonons participated in the “More Love for Women Farmers” conference, on 23 February 2019, at the Del Carmen Convention Center, Del Carmen Surigao del Norte. It is so far the largest gathering of women-farmers in the Philippines. The conference is led by AGREA, together with the Office of Congressman Bingo Matugas, the Province...  Read More...

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    APPLY NOW: Fall 2019 YSEALI Professional Fellows Program

    Applications are now open for the Fall 2019 YSEALI Professional Fellows program! The YSEALI Professional Fellows Program gives participants ages 25-35 the opportunity to spend five weeks in the United States, where they will work in a full-time placement in a U.S. business, NGO or government office. During these placements, Fellows build their practical expertise, leadership skills, and professional networks. The Fall 2019 Fellows will be in the U.S.   Read More...

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    Young agripreneur leaders bag P50k seed fund

    The Forerunners  It all started with a call from Ms. Alyannah Lagasca, the President of the Empower Alumni Community saying that they have slots through Keep Hope Alive (KHA) for interested attendees of the Leaders and Entrepreneurs in Agriculture Forum (LEAF) 2018 powered by Agrea Philippines, that the Team ALAB took their chances of joining and winning the Young Agri-preneurs pitch last September 30, 2018 in Taal Vista Hotel, Tagaytay City. ALAB, a group of young promising leade...  Read More...

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    Young Filipino agritechs win P50k seed fund

    e-Magsasaka is a group of young Filipinos who share the same passion and vision in improving the current state of Philippine agriculture. They are composed of Jose Gabriel Dimalanta, CEO; Aaron Franz David, Head of Operations; Reaiah Joy Sarmiento, Head of Marketing, EJ Tamayo, Business Analyst, and Glenn Bueno, Technical Manager. Through their knowledge, skills, and experience, they are committed to help smallholder farmers in the Philippines.Here are some of the group’s accomplishments i...  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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    Swedish Ambassador visits AGREA, Marinduque

    BOAC, MARINDUQUE. Swedish Ambassador to the Philippines Harald Fries visited AGREA in Marinduque yesterday, 22 June 2018, together with his family, becoming the first international diplomat to visit AGREA this year. Ambassador Fries was warmly welcomed at the AGREA Estate Farm by Cherrie Atilano, AGREA’s President and Founding Farmer, together with Marinduque Lone District Representative Lord Allan Jay Velasco. Also present during the welcoming activity were officials from TESDA ...  Read More...

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    Insights of a Fil-Am graduate about rural development in Marinduque

    Story HighlightsAGREA and Kaya Collaborative (Kaya Co) partnership brings Filipino-American graduate to Marinduque The future of food are in a vulnerable position if elder farmers’ talents are not passed down Contrary to the “helpless” stereotype, farmers are people eager to determine their own futures Written by Miguel Codiñera and Rachel Espejo-Empig One of AGREA’s eight thrusts is intercultural collaboration. The opportunity to...  Read More...

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    Establishment of farm schools: a strategy in achieving rural development

    The Provincial Technical Education and Skills Development Committee (PTESDC) Meeting of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA Marinduque) was conducted last Friday, 18 August 2017 at Goodchow Dining and Function Hall, Boac, Marinduque. The committee was created to enhance the partnership between the public and private sectors involved in the delivery of Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Marinduque. Members of the committee are Governor Carm...  Read More...

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    AGREA Bags Award for Agriculture Development Excellence

    AGREA was awarded a Global Responsible Business Leadership Award 2017 for Agriculture Development Excellence last 30 March 2017 at the Nexus Convention Centre in South Bangsar, Malaysia.The award represents the most prestigious form of recognition for companies globally on leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Sustainability. The Global Responsible Business Leadership Awards is organized by the Asia Pacific CSR Council and this year was supported by the United Nat...  Read More...

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    AGREA is now a DA-ATI Certified Organic Agriculture Learning Site

    AGREA has been awarded and certified by the Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Training Institute (DA-ATI) Regional Training Center MIMAROPA as an Organic Agriculture Learning Site for vegetable, high-value crops, and organic chicken production. The AGREA Model Farm was inspected and validated on 26 April 2017 by a team composed of representatives from the ATI IV-B MIMAROPA, headed by Mr. Andrew B. Barrientos, Training Center Superintendent II. According to ATI guidelines, to qua...  Read More...

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    Access to Safe Drinking Water, Now a Reality

    88 households of around 200 residents of Gaspar Island, Gasan, Marinduque in the Philippines now have reliable access to safe and clean drinking water as they are the pilot beneficiaries of the Landbank of the Philippines’ disaster preparedness program, the Gawad KATUBIGAN (access to water) program. 4 potable water filtration systems were distributed in this island community as part of the program, which is implemented in partnership with AGREA and Waves for Water (W4W), a US-based internat...  Read More...