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Join Young Farmers Challenge-Start Up for a chance to win P.8M

Updated: May 29, 2023


Tabuk City, Kalinga – The agriculture department calls for youth under the 18 to 30 age bracket to apply for the Young Farmers Challenge 2023 – Start Up for a chance to win up to P800,000.


What is Young Farmers Challenge?


As part of its thrust under Section 17 of the "Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act of 1997”, the Department of Agriculture implemented the YFC program, a competitive financial grant assistance program for the youth who will engage in new agri-fishery enterprises.

The grants shall serve as start-up capital for the planned agri-fishery enterprise operated by an individual youth or as a group-managed venture, said the department.


Agri-fishery enterprises which will make it to the Top 3 in the regional competition will receive P300,000 each which shall serve as their start-up capital.


The top three regional winners will then join the first phase of the nationwide search - the YFC Upscale Mentoring Assistance, a customized mentorship to help them improve their enterprise implementation through expert advice on technical aspects of their business, financial, marketing, legal, and government-related matters, and update on the latest trends in the industry that they were in.


Following the mentoring will be the Upscale Head-to-Head National Business Pitch competition where 16 finalists will be declared, including the five national awardees who will be guaranteed a financial grant of P500,000 each.

National Awardee of Youth Farmers Challenge 2022 from Tabuk, Kalinga


Last year, the Solar-Powered Urban Fishery – High Density Production Module of Cris Reshon T. Guiral from Bulanao, Tabuk City garnered the highest rating in the Production Category of the same challenge and was awarded a P300,000 cash grant.


In addition, Guiral got P50,000 for winning at the provincial level and another P150,000 cash at the regional level before advancing to the national.


For this year’s challenge, the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist announced that Business Model Canvass (BMC) workshop and orientation will be conducted on June 8 at Golden Berries Hotel and Restaurant.


How to join?


Interested applicants may visit said office for assistance or may access the following link for registration: http://agribusiness.da.gov.ph/young-farmers-challenge-program-2023/

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