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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Police-led community gardens provide peace, order, and vegetables

    At first glance, local community gardens are mere patches of land where gardeners grow eggplants, okra, and some greens like pechay and mustasa, and have very little to do with local development. However, in the town of San Isidro in the island of Siargao, Surigao del Norte, community gardens serve very important social, organizational, and economic roles. Local community gardens draw people together around two common points: everyone eats and everyone appreciates beauty. When a small vacan...  Read More...