YFFTPJ Batch 2017 Take on PDOC

Trainees were divided in teams for the summary and presentation of their expectations.

DILIMAN, Quezon City – A new batch of young farmers are being prepared for an intensive 11-month program in Japan this year.

After a 40-day Home-Stay Module where the young farmers were assigned to designated host Filipino farmers in different regions, the 19 trainees are set to undergo the Young Filipino Farmers Training Program in Japan’s (YFFTPJ) second phase. It is a 75-day Pre-Departure Orientation Course (PDOC) that centers on learning new farming technologies, conversational Nihonggo language, basic Japanese culture and tradition, and values formation.

The young farmers – aged 20 to 27, who have undergone a stiff evaluation process and were chosen as trainees, has come a long way from regions I, II, III, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, XI, and XII.

The YFFTPJ is being implemented since 1986 to give deserving young farmers the opportunity to gain technical knowledge on new farming techniques and build agricultural and cooperative management skills from Japanese farmers.

The opening program for the PDOC was held on January 30, 2017 at the ATI Central Office in this city.