Department of Agriculture & MAGGI Sarap Sustansya Advocacy Join Forces to Boost Affordable, Healthy Food

Manila, Philippines, August 1, 2023 – Get ready for a flavor-filled adventure! The Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Plant Industry (DA-BPI) and Nestlé Philippines, in collaboration with the MAGGI Sarap Sustansya Advocacy, are joining forces to take urban agriculture to the next level. Say goodbye to food worries and hello to fun, as we show Filipino communities how to grow their own delicious and nutritious plant-based meals right at home!

In a fantastic partnership signed earlier this year, DA-BPI and MAGGI are teaming up to host exciting skills-building activities. Together, we’ll unveil the secrets of sustainable veggie growing, whether it’s in your own backyard, unused community spaces, schools, or even on your windowsill! We’re here to help you become a vegetable-growing superstar!

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With the power of collaboration, we’re bringing you a three-year adventure filled with green goodness. Our experts from DA-BPI will teach you science-based vegetable-growing magic in limited spaces, while the amazing MAGGI culinary team will transform your homegrown harvest into mouthwatering, budget-friendly dishes that follow the Pinggang Pinoy food plate model – all part of the grand quest for Sarap Sustansya!

But that’s not all! MAGGI is on a mission to spread the joy of growing with starter kits that include essential planting goodies like seed trays, basic implements, compost, and top-quality vegetable seeds from the fantastic folks at DA-BPI. We’re turning your home into a sustainable garden of delight!

Hold onto your gardening gloves, because the MAGGI Sarap Sustansya Garden is making a grand move to the DA-BPI center of excellence in Los Baños! This incredible garden is now your go-to spot for all things vegetable production, especially if you’re an entrepreneurial spirit looking to grow and sell your produce. We’re even exploring ways to replicate this garden magic in different satellite offices of the DA-BPI nationwide – because we believe in spreading the green love!

But wait, there’s more! The MAGGI Sarap Sustansya Advocacy is all about making 2023 a year of milestones. We kicked things off with a bang during Nutrition Month, showcasing the theme “Healthy Diet Gawing Affordable for All.” Our festivities included urban gardening lectures and live cooking demos, not to mention the fantastic Sarap Sustansya Farm School Program with DepEd Region 6. Over 3,000 young farmer students are joining the adventure!

And that’s not the end of it. DepEd is gearing up for the MAGGI Sarap Sustansya Kusinaskwela Cook Off, where more than 1,000 schools will compete in a cooking contest that champions the value of minimizing food waste, budgeting, and putting the spotlight on veggies!

We’re thrilled to be a part of this journey to a healthier, more delicious, and more sustainable future. So, join us, and let’s make every meal a memorable, nutritious, and delightful experience! The MAGGI Sarap Sustansya Advocacy is here, and we can’t wait to embark on this exciting culinary adventure with you!