Pinay chef bags UN award for helping Bicol farmers

MANILA—The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on Wednesday announced its winners for the prestigious Young Champions of the Earth Prize.

Of the 7 young entrepreneurs, 20-year-old Filipino chef Louise Mabulo was recognized as the winner for the Asia and the Pacific region.

 

UNEP cited Mabulo for taking action to address climate change through her “Cacao Project.”

“Mabulo’s solution, the Cacao Project, has trained over 200 farmers in agroforestry techniques, planting more than 70,000 trees across 70 hectares of land,” UNEP said in a statement.

 

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