Ms. Che rrie Atilano, age 36, a remarkable Filipino social entrepreneur, leads AGREA, an innovative and inclusive agri-business. Founded on principles of sustainable agriculture, fair trade, and a replicable agri-based economic model, AGREA stands as a beacon of purpose-driven enterprise.
Cherrie Atilano is a profound influencer for Filipino farmers, earning recognition from both the United Nations and the World Economic Forum. Her profound commitment to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has garnered admiration and acknowledgment on a global stage. A recipient of multiple awards, Ms. Atilano’s dedication to driving impactful change remains grounded in local realities while addressing overarching global issues such as climate change, environmental sustainability, poverty eradication, and gender equality.
Ms. Atilano’s educational journey mirrors her dedication to making a difference. She pursued studies in agriculture at Visayas State University and delved into the intricate realm of Food Systems at Waginegen University in the Netherlands. Furthermore, her pursuit of knowledge led her to Executive Education programs at prestigious institutions such as Stanford University and Harvard Kennedy School.
In essence, Ms. Cherrie Atilano embodies the fusion of local advocacy and global awareness. Her visionary leadership and unwavering commitment to creating a better world exemplify the heights of human potential in creating positive change.