Beyond Buzzwords: Transforming Philippine Agriculture!

Oath-taking of the Young Farmers Challenge Club of the Philippines, Inc. Board of Trustees (June 7, 2022)

Author: DA Communications Group | 7 June 2022

Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar led the oath-taking of the newly elected Board of Trustees of the Young Farmers Challenge Club of the Philippines, Inc. (YFCI) on June 7, 2022 at the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) RDEC Hall.

The YFCI was formed through the Young Farmers Challenge (YFC), a competitive financial grant assistance program, developed by the Department of Agriculture through the Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Service (DA-AMAS) and supported by Senator Imee Marcos last year, for the youth who will engage in new agri-fishery enterprises.

The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) accredited the YFCI on May 18, 2022. It shall serve as a community platform, policy advocacy center, and capacity-building information and knowledge hub to promote the welfare of Filipino young farmers. It aims to empower the members of promoting equitable prosperity, sustainable food systems, climate change resilient agriculture.

“This club that has been put-up is an important part of DA in many ways, particularly in product development and innovation, and linking farmers and fishers to the market,” the agri chief said, adding that the club will provide opportunities for the youth to showcase their products not only in the Philippines but also to the world.

The trustees are composed of the sixteen (16) YFCI Regional Presidents. ###

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