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Cherrie Atilano

Founding Farmer and President, AGREA


Cherrie Atilano is the Founder and CEO of AGREA Agricultural Systems International, Inc., a for-purpose and inclusive business, that is creating the first replicable one-island economy that is zero hunger, zero waste, and zero insufficiency. Cherrie started teaching farmers at the age of 12, has 22 years of vast experience in Sustainable Food Systems. She is a High-Level Ambassador of UN Scaling Up Nutrition, Food Systems Champion of the United Nations, Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, Board Member of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), and the Philippine Ambassador of Food Security. In 2020, with her leadership in COVID-19 response for connecting farmers to consumers – she is named the Best Top Manager in post-pandemic economy of the APEC Best Award, and UN Women WEPs Award for COVID19 response. Cherrie is also one of the inaugural honorees of the 50 Next leaders by 50 Best and Basque Culinary Center – a list of exceptional young people from all over the world who are shaping the future of gastronomy.