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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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    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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    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 Marinduq...  Read More...

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    The Garden Classroom now officially thrives in Siargao

    DAPA, SIARGAO – AGREA’s The Garden Classroom (TGC) officially thrives in “The Best Island in the World”: Siargao.A Memorandum of Agreement was signed between AGREA, represented by its CEO and President Cherrie Atilano, Office of Congressman Francisco Jose Matugas II, represented by Congressman “Bingo” Matugas, and Department of Education Siargao Island, represented by its Superintendent Ma. Teresa Real, on the 18th of August 2019, at the Teachers Training Center, Dapa, Siargao Island, Surigao de...  Read More...

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    How agriculture can help achieve the SDGs

    At the heart of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. ...  Read More...

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    Indigenous Peoples are guardians of heirloom food diversity

    In many parts of the world, Indigenous Peoples (IPs) are using local wisdom, passed on through generations, to cultivate a variety of food: wild herbs; rare fruits; heirloom sorghum; forgotten (and therefore endangered) varieties of rice grains, beans, and tubers; legacy spices; artisanal cheeses and meats, etc. The global slow food movement has given rise to the “Ark of Taste,” which promotes small-scale quality production of food that is inextricably linked to culture, history...  Read More...

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    Exploring Tech Solutions for Agriculture

    The challenges of global markets, more complex supply chains, and stringent regulations highlight the potential for technology solutions in the agricultural space.Partners at the Leaders and Entrepreneurs in Agriculture Forum 2018 highlighted how agriculture stakeholders can approach technological solutions to solve these problems. While there are advanced plays that might suit more established agribusinesses, it should be noted that different levels of technology are available to suit smaller a...  Read More...

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    Empowering Women in the Food and Agriculture Ecosystem in Asia Pacific

    Women in Agribusiness Asia (WOMAG), in partnership with Corteva Agriscience™, is proud to present a special event on Empowering Women in the Food and Agriculture Ecosystem in Asia Pacific, featuring Cherrie Atilano, CEO and Founding Farmer, AGREA Agricultural Systems, who will be joining us from the Philippines to share her insights and experience from working with women farmers in Siargao, among others. Following the conversation and Q&A with Cherrie Atilano, WOMAG will be launching t...  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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    130+ Marinduqueños get free CPR and basic life support training

    WEDNESDAY, 19 JUNE 2019. More than 130 Marinduque residents, including local fishermen, 4Ps beneficiaries, and farm school students, get free skills training in basic life support, hands-only CPR, and first aid training.Fifteen cardiologist and internist volunteer doctors from The Medical City Cardiovascular Institute and Department of Internal Medicine trained our kababayans for free in three separate locations: Luxor Resort and Restaurant, Pangi Covered Court, and AGREA Farm Estate.LEARNING BY...  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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    Attend The Economist: Feeding the Future, Singapore

    Join AGREA’s Cherrie Atilano and 150+ policymakers, regulators, agribusiness and food industry leaders, academics, financiers and insurers from across Asia.The Economist: Feeding the Future Singapore 26 July 2019 Grand Hyatt SingaporeRegister before June 15th and take advantage of the saver rate Join the conversation on @EconomistEvents via #EconFTFThe United Nations predicts that by 2050 the global population will reach 9.8 billion. Adequately feeding such a large number of humans demands a hug...  Read More...

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    Join Cherrie Atilano at Grow 2019: the Boma NZ Agri Summit

    The world is changing in unprecedented ways, leaving huge questions about the future of food and fibre in Aotearoa. Our vision is to help Aotearoa’s food and fibre sector become more innovative, sustainable, collaborative, and profitable, now and into the future. Come to Grow 2019, and be empowered to take tangible action—so you’re ready for what comes next. 10-11 April 2019 Horncastle Arena, Christchurch New ZealandGrow 2019 is a two-day summit that will tackle some of these questions...  Read More...

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    Boac River cleanup activities unite 1,600+ Marinduqueños

    BOAC, MARINDUQUE. More than 1,600 local volunteers gathered in various areas in Marinduque in support of the World Water Day 2019 celebrations. Dubbed “Water for All: Now and Foriver”, simultaneous cleanups of Boac River and its riverbanks, including tree-planting activities, united local volunteers on Friday, March 22. Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Marinduque Imelda Diaz led the program together with DENR MIMAROPA Assistant Regional Director ...  Read More...

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    Happier together: ‘focus on what we have in common, rather than what divides us’

    A recent Social Weather Stations survey shows 8 out of 10 Filipinos feel happy and satisfied with their lives. The SWS said these results were the lowest recorded since 2014. In the survey, respondents were asked: "If you were to consider your life in general these days, how happy or unhappy would you say you are on the whole? Are you very happy, fairly happy, not very happy, or not at all happy?" The SWS survey showed more Filipinos answering they were unhappy.   Read More...

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    Help Clean Boac River: World Water Day 2019

    WATER FOR ALL. Sustainable Development Goal 6 is crystal clear: water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind.   Read More...

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    Siargao's women take chances in leading agri sector

    The 'More Love for Women Farmers' conference is part of AGREA’s local iteration of Leaders and Entrepreneurs in Agriculture Forum. “Women farmers here in Siargao will play an important role in redefining and revitalizing Siargao’s agriculture sector.”These were the words of multi-awarded Agri Change Maker Cherrie Atilano, AGREA’s chief executive officer and founding farmer, during the “LEAF Siargao: More Love for Women Farmers” conference he...  Read More...

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    Cherrie Atilano champions agriculture at Women’s Summit 2019

    BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY, TAGUIG. Cherrie Atilano, AGREA President and Founding Farmer, represented women in agriculture at the Women’s Summit 2019 last 8 March 2019 at Samsung Hall, SM Aura, Bonifacio Global City. She joined the panel of speakers on the session entitled “Magnifying Women’s Voices and Participation: Creating an Equal World.”Together with her in the panel were Senator Risa Hontiveros, Ambassador of Austria to the Philippines Bita Rasoulian, and Lt.   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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    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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    School gardens bring us closer to food, life, and the future

    These real-life stories from remote school gardens give us glimpses of the future of agriculture, of rural communities, and that of our children. Recent advancements in society, technology in particular, has altered the paradigm of education in so many ways. As much as experiential learning is still a cornerstone of education, its application has taken a myriad of forms. Mostly, by technology integration – virtual reality, software, animations, applications, cut-outs, and projections,...  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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    Siargao to host “More Love for Women Farmers” conference

    DEL CARMEN, SIARGAO - “More Love for Women Farmers” conference brings a powerhouse of multi-awarded women farmer entrepreneurs to Siargao, on Saturday, 23 February 2019 from 9AM to 5PM, at the Del Carmen Convention Center, Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte. The conference is free for all.AGREA, together with the Office of Congressman Bingo Matugas, the Province of Surigao del Norte, and the Del Carmen LGU, brings this local iteration of the Leaders and Entrepreneurs in Agriculture Forum,...  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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    JOBS AVAILABLE: Be part of the AGREA Team

    AGREA is expanding and so we have just released four job openings for our Manila and Marinduque offices. See if you make the cut. Click on the links below to read the corresponding responsibilities, qualifications, and requirements.1.   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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    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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    Be a #AGREA1000Strong Volunteer

    AGREA 1000 Strong is an innovative and inclusive community of volunteers with a big heart: male and female youth leaders, teachers and educators, mothers, senior citizens, Overseas Filipino Workers, members of the LGBT+ community, and farming and fisherfolk leaders. Cultivation of Human BeingsBased in the island province of Marinduque in the Philippines, AGREA 1000 Strong has a social mission of cultivating human beings through volunteer work consistent with AGREA's Eight Thrusts (i.e.,...  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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    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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    AGREA wins at the first ASEAN Social Impact Awards

    AGREA has been recognized as one of the winners of the Inaugural ASEAN Social Impact Awards in Singapore. AGREA is one of the Top 3 winners among 160 applications from across the Southeast Asian Region. This is the second recognition that AGREA has bagged within 24 hours. The first being the winner of the Women of the Future Awards South East Asia Social Entrepreneur Award 2018 for AGREA’s President and Founding Farmer, Cherrie De Erit Atilano. The ASEAN Social Impact Awards reco...  Read More...

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    Winners Announced for Inaugural Women of the Future Awards South East Asia

    21 March 2018 (Singapore) – Nine talented young women from across Southeast Asia were unveiled last night as winners of the first ever Women of the Future Awards South East Asia, the UK-born movement showcasing and strengthening the pipeline of female talent. Announced at last night’s Awards Ceremony at the Hilton Singapore, the winners were celebrated across nine categories and were selected from a shortlist of 50 candidates representing 10 countries across the region. The...  Read More...

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    Atilano triumphs at the Women of the Future Awards South East Asia

    The winner of the Women of the Future Awards South East Asia Social Entrepreneur Award 2018 is Cherrie Atilano, AGREA’s President and Founding Farmer. The organizer's stated, “The judges were impressed with all of our candidates, but it was Cherrie who stood out with her proven track record and passion." "Cherrie’s agro-social enterprise aims to develop a one island economy model and the judges commend her commercially savvy and scalable solution which c...  Read More...

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    8 Life Lessons we Learn in Farming

    Anyone can farm. And everyone can learn a lesson or eight in farming.From getting our hands and feet dirty, to producing our own food from our backyard gardens, to trying to provide sustainable systems and technologies for farmers, to creating and managing social programs for agricultural families and communities, farming teaches us lessons that are valuable in our day-to-day lives.For many years now, AGREA has been doing work with the vision of uplifting the lives of local farming communities. ...  Read More...

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    Responsible Business Forum on Food and Agriculture 2018, Jakarta

    Asia is home to 4 billion people and the region faces some of the biggest and toughest challenges, such as hunger, poverty, malnutrition, gender inequality and the adverse impacts of climate change, to name just a few.The 5th Responsible Business Forum in Jakarta convenes more than 500 decision makers from business, government, investors, the development community, and SMEs. Held in Pullman Jakarta on the 27-28 March, it will devise scalable solutions to achieving ‘Zero-Hunger’,...  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...

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    YSEALI, AGREA supports high caliber Filipinos to the USA

    A little-known part of AGREA’s work is our strong involvement with the US government’s Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI) program. YSEALI was launched in 2013 by then President Barack Obama with the purpose of strengthening leadership development and networking in Southeast Asia in order to nurture the ASEAN community and to strengthen ties between the United States and Southeast Asia.Programs within YSEALI include exchange programs to the United States, regional wo...  Read More...

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    The Curious Case of Social Enterprises

    written by Rachel Empig | Last September, I was privileged to travel to New Zealand under the Asia New Zealand Foundation’s Young Business Leaders Initiative to attend and run a workshop at the Social Enterprise World Forum 2017 (SEWF). The workshop was called Farming for the Future and this was a great opportunity to share more about AGREA and provide advice and anecdotes on my experience engaging with farming communities in Marinduque, Philippines.Established in 2008, SEWF is a...  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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    From Dresden to Marinduque: learning to see through the eyes of a farmer

    Written by Josephine Schmeisser I am a twenty-year-old German girl from Dresden and I have been a volunteer at AGREA for five months now (since February 2017). I am based in Marinduque where most of my time is spent at the AGREA Model Farm. There, I have been helping out the farmers and growing my own crops. After I graduated from high school in Germany, I decided to take a gap year for voluntary work with the organization AFS, which assigned me to AGREA. Although farming was not ...  Read More...

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    Empowering farmers through Values Formation and Financial Literacy

    30 Marinduque-based rice farmers participated in the first Financial Literacy and Values Formation Training conducted by AGREA as part of efforts to reintroduce a reinvigorated System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in the province last Tuesday, 27 June 2017, at the AGREA Office, Cawit, Marinduque. "Though practiced among farmer cooperatives, there is rarely appreciation and in-depth understanding of the financial management among farmers on a personal level." Through the Refle...  Read More...

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    AGREA, VSU inks OJT Agreement for Development Communication Program

    AGREA President and Founding Farmer Cherrie Atilano signs a Memorandum of Agreement for the internship of Bachelor of Science in Development Communication students of the Visayas State University (VSU), one of the leading universities in Southeast Asia for research in agriculture.VSU President Dr. Edgardo E. Tulin was present during the MOA signing last Friday, 16 June 2017, together with the Department of Development Communications Head Dr.   Read More...

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    AGREA: First TESDA-accredited Farm School in Marinduque

    AGREA is the first TESDA-accredited farm school in Marinduque to offer a program in Organic Agriculture Production NCII covering competencies in raising organic chicken, producing organic vegetables, producing organic fertilizers and concoctions, applying safety measures in farm operations, practicing career professionalism, and applying safety measures in farm operations, among others. AGREA received this Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Program Registration Certification...  Read More...

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    World Environment Day 2017

    June 5, 2017 is World Environment Day! This year's theme is all about connecting people to nature. That means encouraging people to get outdoors and appreciate the beauty of the planet in a bid to show people the importance of protecting it for future generations. What can we do to get connected with nature? Last year, AGREA gathered local volunteers and planted numerous indigenous species of trees. Click here to see AGREA's Arbor Day 2016 activities in cooperation wi...  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...

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    Project Happiness

    Happiness is one of the many human emotions that is always sought after. We wish for happiness as a sign of a good life but what does it really mean to be happy? Happiness can manifest in so many ways even in the simplest of things that often, we find hard to grasp. Below, we narrowed some significant forms down to eight that can help us identify what truly makes a person happy.   Read More...