DA-Caraga mentors farmers to become agripreneurs
The Department of Agriculture (DA) said it is now promoting agricultural development in Caraga province by providing the policy framework, public investment, and support needed for domestic and export-oriented business enterprises.
To heap on the promotion of agriculture enterprise, DA, in partnership with the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship Foundation, Inc. – Go Negosyo (PCE-Go Negosyo), is now gearing up farmers to become agripreneurs by launching the Kapatid Agri- Mentor Me Program (KAMMP) in Butuan City recently.
KAMMP is a coaching and mentoring program for agriculture enterprise to sustain and scale up the farming business of farmers.
In the region, a total of 53 mentees will undergo in KAMMP.
They will be mentored by agri-business practitioners with an extensive knowledge in their field.
The program is designed to equip agripreneurs with proper production techniques, mindset and values, practical knowledge and strategies, and consultation services to foster successful and sustainable agri-enterprises.
Since 2008 up to present, the department continues to assist and monitor 31 operational Barangay Food Terminals (BFT), 11 Municipal Food Terminals (MFT), 2 Organic Agriculture Trading Post (OATP), 1 Agri-Pinoy Trading Center (APTC), and 4 Rice Processing Centers (RPC) throughout the region.
These 49 business hubs have been operated by farmer associations and cooperatives supported by the office.