Philippine Department of Agriculture – Tokyo
Pinoy youth build agri-enterprises in support of PBBM admin’s food security agenda

Pinoy youth build agri-enterprises in support of PBBM admin’s food security agenda

At least 2,955 young Filipinos have availed of the assistance and support for their agribusiness proposals under the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Youth Farmers’ Challenge (YFC) in line with the Marcos administration’s food security agenda. The incentive program, which is being supported by Senator Imee Marcos, has encouraged Filipino youth nationwide to venture into enterprises related to food production and processing for the years 2021 and 2022 Under the administration of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., the government is banking on the innovativeness and out-of-the box ideas of the young Filipinos to ensure food sustainability as well as the creation of opportunities in the agribusiness across the country. The DA’s […]

Young students pledge to be “RICEponsible”

Young students pledge to be “RICEponsible”

Sixth grade students from the Raya School Fairview pledged to be “RICEponsible” or to consume rice responsibly during the 20th Ceremonial Rice Harvesting at Rizal Park on November 11, 2022. The event, which was hosted by the Department of Agriculture (DA)-Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) and National Rice Program, is part of the 2022 National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) celebration to raise rice awareness, promote better health, and support local farmers, among others. The students and their teachers/guardians committed to follow NRAM’s “A-Ba-Ka-Da” campaign. A-Ba-Ka-Da stands for “Adlay, mais, saba, atbp. ay ihalo sa kanin,” “Brown rice ay kainin,” “Kanin ay huwag ay sayangin,” at “Dapat bigas ng Pilipinas ang […]

Young farmers are the ‘good news’ in PHL agri – Sen. Imee

Young farmers are the ‘good news’ in PHL agri – Sen. Imee

Twenty-two young agripreneurs from the National Capital Region (NCR) were bestowed recognition during the Provincial Level awarding of the Young Farmers Challenge (YFC) Program on August 31, 2022. The honorees are the geniuses behind 11 enterprises that won as Provincial winners of the Young Farmers Challenge. The winners qualify for the regional level competition. Now in its second run, the YFC is a competitive financial grant program by the Department for Filipino youth—whether individual or group—who are aspiring to pursue profitable and sustainable agri-fishery enterprises. The program is an initiative of the office of Senator Imee Marcos. In her message, the lady Senator referred to the awardees as the good […]

DA hails top innovative agribusiness models of youth farmers



A Japan-trained Philippine farmer makes a future for himself and his home



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