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4 agribusiness entities in Cordillera among 35 finalists of national Young Farmers Challenge

Updated: Nov 25, 2022


Tabuk City, Kalinga - Out of the seven regional winners, four agribusiness entities in Cordillera were able to move a step closer to winning the national Young Farmers Challenge.


On November 7 to 9, the “lucky seven” pitched their business model canvasses as part of the first phase of the national level competition.


On Monday, November 21, the Department of Agriculture - Cordillera announced four enterprises passed the said phase, therefore advancing to the second phase which involves the selection of 12 Outstanding Youth Agri-Business Models.

Making it to the 35 national finalists are the Solar-Powered Urban Fishery-High-Density Production Module of Cris Reshon Guiral from Kalinga; Am-Iyoung’s Yuyu Farm of Lovely Joy Paddapad, John Mark Daping, and Josephine Guimangal from Ifugao; Frugies de Local of Jomarie Mangeg from Benguet, and the Highland Rabbit Feeds Production of Ray Mark Manawas from Mountain Province.


The finalists, according to the regional agriculture department, will be judged anew on November 24 to 25.


The 12 national awardees that will be chosen will be granted P300,000 financial grant that shall serve as a start-up capital for their planned agri-fishery enterprise, either individually or group-managed.


The Young Farmers Challenge of DA is a competitive financial grant assistance program, intended for the youth who will engage in new agri-fishery enterprises.


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