Farm youth

Young Farmers to Begin New Journey after Training in Japan

DILIMAN, Quezon City—After his 11-month on-farm training through the Young Filipino Farm Leaders’ Training Program in Japan (YFFLTPJ), John Paul Cabangal, from Region XII, is now ready to adopt a science-based method of farming which he learned from his Japanese farmer-mentor.

Cabangal, who leads the 2018 batch of the YFFLTPJ as president, spoke about this during the assessment and post-evaluation activity facilitated for them by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI).

Recognizing Role of Youth in Food Production, Agricultural Advancement

ROSARIO, La Union - Redesigning agriculture in the changing times is possible with the capabilities of the youth.

This was highlighted by Officer-in-Charge Director Luz Taposok of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) to some 400 senior high school (SHS) students during the First Recognition Rites for the passers of the National Competencies and Immersion in support to K12 Program in Region I.

18 Young Farmers Complete Training in Japan

DILIMAN, Quezon City–Equipped with new knowledge and skills in farming, 18 young Filipino farmers are now ready to blaze the trail in agriculture after an intensive 11-month training with Japanese host farmers.

These young farmers comprise Batch 2017 of the Young Filipino Farmers’ Training Program in Japan (YFFTPJ), which the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) implements in partnership with Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and Japan Agricultural Exchange Council.

Young Filipino Farmers Embrace their Role in Agri-Development

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.

Young Farmers: Frontliners of Sustainable Development

Dr. Luz Taposok delivers an inspirational message for the young farmers during Provincial Training of Trainers on Binhi Program

IBA, Zambales – “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Dr. Luz Taposok of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) cited this old Chinese proverb to emphasize the importance of leadership during the Provincial Training of Trainers (TOT) on Binhi ng Pagasa Program for Young Filipino Farmers held recently.

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