Young Agripreneur Unleashed

(Mary Grail Paredes, recipient of the 4-H Club Financial Assistance under the Youth and Agriculture and Fisheries Program)
Responding to the world’s call to the youth for a better future may be a herculean task but this does not dwarf a brave 4-H’er lady into pursuing her dreams.

Going Organic for good health: the La TOP MPC’s continuing mission…

(Farmer Cooperative on Organic Agriculture)

“A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step,” goes a commonly used adage that best describe what the La Trinidad Organic Practitioners Multi-Purpose Cooperative (LaTOP MPC) had gone through, as the first organic agriculture cooperative.

This cooperative formally started in 2005 with only 26 pioneering members. As part of the protocol, interested individuals must attend a Pre-Membership Education Seminar (PMES) training which was sponsored by the Agriultural Training Institute-Cordillera Administrative Region.

Digging in to the Sweet Gold

(Dexter D. Wasawas, participant to the Training on Beekeeping in
Support to Organic Agriculture)
The municipality of Mankayan is more popular for its gold and copper compared to its other “golds” such as potato and cabbage. Recently, another form of gold is now buzzing in town and that is the golden honey. Its “vine” starts just below the towering Mt. Data National Park in Sitio Caew of Barangay Bulalacao, Mankayan, Benguet, and being mined by Mr. Dexter D. Wasawas, the bee bachelor.

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