Bacolod CitPH agri-biz gets boost

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

 

MANILA – A new partnership aims helping scale up sustainable agri-business in the country to better improve socio-economic conditions nationwide.

Formalized on April 3 in Metro Manila, the partnership between Department of Agriculture (DA) and Go Negosyo business development advocate Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE) will implement the Kapatid Agri Mentor Me Program (KAMMP) to help interested parties gain knowledge that’ll eventually enable them to run successful and sustainable agricultural enterprises nationwide.

“We hope to help address poverty and improve agricultural production,” said DA secretary Manny Piñol at the event.

The DA chief is also optimistic that the partnership will further promote Philippine agricultural development.

Under KAMMP, the partners will provide interested parties coaching sessions covering proper production techniques, mindset and values as well as practical knowledge and strategies for running agri-businesses.

There will also be consultations to better assist such parties.

“Mentoring is key to truly making agriculture the game-changer in poverty alleviation efforts nationwide,” noted Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion who is also the presidential adviser for entrepreneurship.

“Hopefully, we can make that dream happen,” he said.

Concepcion and Piñol signed the memorandum of understanding that formalized the DA-PCE partnership.

PCE developed KAMMP to help DA scale up sustainable agri-business nationwide.

Last year, PCE and the Department of Trade and Industry rolled out the Kapatid Mentor Me Program to assist various local micro and small businesses.

Such program disseminated relevant business development-related knowledge through coaching sessions within a 12-week period. (PNA)