Kathryn Manga, Project Coordinator, Peasant Movement of the Philippines,
joins FORUM2021 Sacred Food ~ Blessed Earth
for our panel “International Activists on Regenerative Farming”
ONLINE September 9, 2021 10:00am-1:30pm ET
Kathryn Manga is a community development worker, a researcher and a peasant’s rights advocate from the Philippines. She was born from a family of farmers in the Bikol region, south of Luzon. She worked as a researcher and international officer for IBON Foundation after she finished her studies from the University of the Philippines. In 2007 she pursued her passion for the theater and the arts and worked full time in community theater, advocating for farmers land rights. With her performing group Sinagbayan or Art for the People, she was able to teach young people especially from the rural areas, the value of theater and the arts in advocating for land, human rights and rural development. Having established the group with its regional chapters all over the country, she then decided shift to another aspect of community development work and volunteered to be a fulltime staff of Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas in 2018 where she is now a Project Coordinator. www.Peasantmovementph.com. She is one of the conveners of the Agroecology X, a unique community of organizations, associations, sustainable agriculture practitioners and advocates, social entrepreneurs, organic food buffs, and many other believers and doers of agroecology. She also heads the secretariat of the year-long National Food Systems Summit happening in Manila in 2021. Kathryn is a Board Member of A Growing Culture, an organization that strives to democratize food systems by connecting, amplifying and resourcing those on the frontline of the fight for food sovereignty. Click here to watch Manga’s TOU full interview.
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