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Abante, Babae: Empowering women to take more leadership roles in the agriculture and food sector

As the climate crisis continues to adversely impact agriculture and food systems, women should take more space in making the sector more sustainable and climate-smart. This was emphasized by women leaders, movers, and advocates in the agriculture and food sector during the 25th episode of The Climate Reality Project Philippines’ Klimatotohanan webcast series entitled “Making Women Count: Why Gender Matters in Building Climate-Resilient Food Systems”, where they zeroed in on the interlinkages between gender, climate change, and sustainable food systems.

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Eleventh Hour: A taste of regenerative living in the UK

Being in nature, reconnecting with the wisdom of the land, and eating healthy food fresh from the farm—what more can you ask for?
Pinoy Climate Reality Leader Ryan Bestre experienced these when he spent a month at the Stanford Hall Community-Supported Agriculture farm in the United Kingdom.
Ryan wrote about this eye-opening experience in our Manila Bulletin column Eleventh Hour this week, highlighting the need to redefine work and wealth and promote ethical consumption through community-supported agriculture and community living.

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Eleventh Hour: Food Today, Food Tomorrow, Makisawsaw, and climate action

Food Today, Food Tomorrow (FTFT) began as a food relief initiative in the early days of extreme enhanced community quarantine.

In our column Eleventh Hour this week, Pinoy Climate Reality Leader Karla Rey wrote how FTFT grew into a movement that does not only provide food relief but also addresses food insecurity in urban communities through community-based micro food gardens.

She also talked about how plant-based cookbook Makisawsaw Recipes x Ideas: The Community Gardens Edition is supporting FTFT and advocating for community-shared, organic, and in-season agriculture that restores and cares for the environments and helps address the climate crisis in many ways.

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Eleventh Hour: Gender-inclusive resilience building in the agriculture sector

In our Manila Bulletin column Eleventh Hour this week, Pinoy Climate Reality Leader Ysabel Anne Lee wrote about the urgent need for gender-inclusive resilience building in the agriculture sector amid the prevailing climate crisis.
Working as Communications Officer in Asia for the Alliance of Bioversity International and International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Ysabel had the chance to meet with women farmers across the country about their climate information needs.
Talking to them made Ysabel realize that the primary problem is not just the lack of climate information but also their lack of awareness of the critical role they play in agriculture and climate resilience.

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