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Outstanding Youth Agribusiness Models Awarding Ceremony (Dec. 17, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 17 December 2021

The Department of Agriculture (DA), through the Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Service (AMAS) recognized the six “Outstanding Youth Agribusiness Models” during the 1st National Young Farmers Summit and Young Farmers Challenge: Kabataang Agribiz Awarding Ceremony held on December 17 in Calasio, Pangasinan.

The Young Farmers Challenge: Kabataang Agribiz aims to provide competitive financial assistance to the youth who will engage in agri-fishery based enterprises.

Since its launch in April, DA-AMAS has awarded P50,000  start-up capital to each of the 1,179 provincial-level awardees. From these, 48 were selected to vie for the regional level and received an additional P150,000 cash grant.

For the national level, six finalists were awarded an additional P300,000 cash grant. They are:

  • 3Rs Zero Waste Project (Region II);
  • Lapaqueño (Region XIII);
  • Dalikan Rabbit Meat and Chili Processing (CAR);
  • Smartlink (Region IV-A);
  • Mac’s Bounty Farm (Region IV-B); and
  • Agribata Brand: Instant Cereal Powder for Kids-Original Flavor (Region IX).

During the event, DA-AMAS also recognized the National Coaches for helping the Department in mentoring the young farmers improved their business models:

  • Arturo N. Tolentino, Jr., Co-founder/Manager of ARTFARM Sustainable Solutions
  • Paul Andre’ L. Martires, President and CEO of GRM International, Inc.
  • Joshua Aragon, Founder and CEO of Zagana.com
  • Luis Macalincag, Founder and President of Agbeam Farms
  • Ma. Frances Rubio, CEO and General Manager of GLCPP Inc.
  • Katrina Chan, Director of QBO Innovation Hub (Photo by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)

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