To keenly select the region’s representatives for the national examination for the Young Filipino Farm Leaders Training Program in Japan (YFFLTPJ) Batch 2020, the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center XI (ATI XI) conducted a regional examination and screening of applicants on July 11, 2019.
Seven applicants from Davao City, Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley Province gone through the screening process which was administered by Ms. Hannah Ruth T. Liong, 4H Focal Person, together with Volunteer Leader Association of the Philippines (VLAP) members, Ms. Luzviminda Delgado and Lourdes B. Encarnacion, and Dr. Nonito Delgado, VLAP adviser, as validator.
The applicants, all farmer Out-of-school youths (OSY), have undergone a written examination that consists of 100 questions on Basic Agriculture and General Knowledge, an intensive interview, and a physical examination.
Out of the seven, only four passed the screening. These were Arbie B. Aniňon, Edmark G. Saladaga, Adones M. Boholano and Armar B. Aniňon. The said successful regional qualifiers will embark on another set of tests and evaluation that will be administered by the National Selection Committee (NSC) on September 16, 2019.
YFFLTPJ is a commitment of the Japanese government to ASEAN regions through the Japan Agricultural Exchange Council (JAEC) and the Japan Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF). The program aims to develop deserving young Filipino farmer leaders and agricultural entrepreneurs by provision of technical knowledge and skills in agricultural and cooperative management through a 11-month intensive on-farm training under Japanese host families in Japan.