Japan Agricultural Exchange Council

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).

YFFLTPJ Alumni Showcase Farming Practices to Japanese Partners

LUZON, Philippines—Former trainees of the Young Filipino Farm Leaders’ Training Program in Japan (YFFLTPJ) took the opportunity to express their gratitude and showcase their farming practices to Japanese officials and farmers who helped them improve their skills.

This was during the monitoring visit of Japan Agricultural Exchange Council (JAEC) officials, together with Japanese farmers who serve as host families to YFFLTPJ trainees.

21 Young Farmers Start Preparatory Course for Exchange Program in Japan

DILIMAN, Quezon City—A new batch of qualified young farmers from various regions of the country will now begin a 75-day training course on agriculture and cooperative management.

This is as part of the continuing partnership of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) with the Japan Agricultural Exchange Council (JAEC) for the Young Filipino Farm Leaders’ Training Program in Japan (YFFLTPJ).

Phl-Japan Exchange Program Offers Young Filipino Farmers New Opportunities

QUEZON CITY, Metro Manila—Six young Filipino farmers are set to welcome new opportunities to further their respective farming businesses through a one-month exchange program with farming families in Japan.

Under Tier 2 of the Agricultural Training Institute’s (ATI) Young Farmers’ Program (YFP), this young breed of farmers will train with Japanese farmers on different agricultural technologies for one month. They are expected to learn the Japanese practices and techniques on rice, fruit, swine, and poultry production and apply these to their farms upon return.

YFFTPJ Batch 2018 Thank Mentors for Learning, Support

DILIMAN, Quezon City—The 21 young farmers who are part of the 2018 batch of Young Filipino Farmers’ Training Program in Japan (YFFTPJ) expressed their gratitude for their teachers and mentors for enhancing their knowledge, attitude, and skills in preparation for the 11-month training program in Japan.

In the closing ceremony of the Pre-Departure Orientation Course (PDOC), the participants of the 2018 YFFTPJ took the opportunity to thank the people involved in making their 75-day preparatory training a success.

ATI Today

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