Baguio City, Philippines – The seven regional winners of the Young Farmers’ Challenge 2022 in Cordillera pitched virtually from Nov. 7 to 9 their business model canvasses in the national level competition, relayed Department of Agriculture – Cordillera.
The presentation, according to the agency, is part of the first phase of the national contest.
Raymark Manawas of Mountain Province, Jomarie Mangeg of Benguet, and Aimee Gaddao of Kalinga were the first to present their enterprises on Monday.
On Tuesday, Cris Reshon Guiral from Kalinga, Nora Hill Evasco and Florinda Tiw-an from Benguet, and Josephine Guimangal from Ifugao pitched their business model canvasses.
Justina Nadiahan from Ifugao was the last to present on Wednesday.
“The presenters pitched their enterprise for a maximum allotted time of 5 minutes. The panel of judges was also given 5 minutes to ask questions regarding their business pitch,” disclosed the regional agriculture department.
Dubbed as the “lucky seven,” the said agri-preneurs were given P150,000 each after winning at the regional level in October.
In July, they got a P50,000 cash prize for winning at the provincial level.
The agri-preneurs who will be part of the 35 finalists that will be chosen will advance to Phase 2 which involves the selection of 12 Outstanding Youth Agri-Business Models on November 24 to 25.
The national awardees will be awarded a P300,000 cash grant each.
The Young Farmers Challenge is a competitive financial grant assistance program, intended for the youth who will engage in new agri-fishery enterprises. The grant shall serve as start-up capital for the planned agri-fishery enterprise operated by an individual youth or as a group-managed venture.
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