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 Marinduque (Technical Education and Skills Development Authority), and a representative from the DepEd Division of Marinduque (Department of Education). Both TESDA and DepEd Marinduque are AGREA’s local agency partners in the latter’s farm school and school garden programs, respectively.
The ambassador, together with his family, will attend the tree planting activity on Saturday, 23 June 2018, at the AGREA Estate Farm in Barangay Cawit, Boac, where more than 100 tree seedlings will be planted in celebration of the Philippine National Arbor Day.
Shortly after, Amb. Fries and his family will visit some of the island’s well known tourism destinations. – The AGREA Team