Marcventures launch agriculture model farm in Marawi
Marcventures Mining and Development Corporation (MMDC) has launched an agriculture model farm in Marawi in partnership with the Philippine Council for Entrepreneurship (PCE)-Go Negosyo.
Dubbed Go Negosyo Kapatid for Agri Model Farm, the program was launched as part of President Rodrigo Duterte’s multi-faceted flagship community project under Task Force Bangon Marawi.
Led by MMDC, the Sagonsongan Agri Model Farm is the third farm site under this program.
According to Ana Margarita Hontiveros, Go Negosyo Adviser for Agripreneurship and Programs Head for the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), the Agri Model Farm will be implemented over a three-month period within which some 300 Sagonsongan resettlement farmers will go through weekly lectures and hands on training under a seasoned agri-technician.
“The farmers are expected to implement daily in the field what they have learned. At the end of the three-month training, the graduates will celebrate a Harvest Festival,” she said.
Isidro Alcantra, Jr., Marcventures Holdings, Inc. president and MMDC vice chairman, pointed out that the Agri Model Farm is aligned with Marcventures’ social development approach, which he said is anchored on the principle of sustainability.
“Mindanao is close to our hearts as our Carrascal Nickel Project is located in Surigao del Sur, that is why we consider this island group part of our larger host community,” Alcantara said.