Making Sense of Food Security

MakeSense, a community of more than 20,000 volunteers around the world who help social entrepreneurs solve their challenges, organized MKS Room – a discussion on food security at A Space Makati on March 10, 2016.

Virginia Benosa-Llorin, Food for Life Campaigner at Greenpeace Philippines, which campaigns for behavior change and political action on food security provided an overview of the agriculture sector in the Philippines. She also talked about the #IAmHampasLupa ecological agriculture campaign.

Solutions to the challenges in agriculture were presented by Rachel De Villa, CTO & Founder of Cropital, the first crowd-funding platform to invest in farmers; and Melanie Sacay, Founder of Aquaponics Philippines, which supports the growth of aquaponics throughout the country through guides, tutorials, and resources.

Amalia and Benito, a musical duo and co-founders of Kayumanggi Organics, performed during the event and also talked about their proudly Filipino, sustainable, and healthy products.

MKS Rooms are live events that blend musical and cultural performances and discussions with social entrepreneurs. Each event is centered on a specific cause with the goal of generating attention, fostering exchanges, and creating traction towards positive change.

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Author: Ryan Bestre

Environmentalist. Teacher. Writer.

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