She wiped her brows. She finished the remaining water in her plastic bottle. The water is warm but still, it rehydrated her body. The sun kissed the highest mountain in the west. She looked ahead. Still a lot of work to do. She’s been weeding her farm since the light brokeout. Her two-month old corn is promising. She looked up. Silently, she gave thanks to the Lord and prayed that the merchants will be good to the farmers come harvest time. She just advised her two children to go home earlier to prepare their supper.
On the 13th of September 2017, around 240 participants will be trecking to Binahon Agroforestry Farm (BAFF), in Sitio Bol-ogan, Barangay Songco, Lantapan, Bukidnon for the Magsasaka Siyentista National Summit. Questions may be asked, foremost of which is why there?
In today’s technologically-driven society, millennials seem to be more inclined to seek jobs in the cityscape. However, a group of young farmers in our countryside are stepping up, hoping to create a revolution by going against the grain and aiming for the sustainable.
Part of this group is 21-year-old Rudy Concepcion II of Cauayan, Isabela. For him, agriculture is key to securing the future of the next generations, despite what other young people might perceive of it.