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Young Tarlac farmers being groomed to become ‘agripreneurs’

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is grooming young farmers in Tarlac to become competent “agripreneurs.”

Through the Agricultural Training Institute Regional Training Center 3 (Central Luzon) and in collaboration with the Office of Senator Grace Poe and local government units (LGUs), the DA has delivered a livelihood program that could help develop the youth’s potential as partners in community and agricultural development.

Under the BINHI ng Pag-asa Program (BPP), about 130 young farmers from the towns of Pura, Victoria, Gerona, Ramos, and Anao received 130 upgraded female goats, 30 upgraded male goats, 130 packs of Rensonii seeds, and 130 packs of Flemingia seeds.

Tarlac provincial agriculturist Alicia Cruz said the delivery of the livelihood starter kits is part of the BPP’s objective to capacitate the youth and prepare them to become future agriculture leaders.

“This is part of the goal of gradually mending the constant decline of Filipinos engaged in agriculture, alongside the growing generational gap among farmers,” Cruz said in a social media post.

Before the distribution of the livelihood assistance, the beneficiaries underwent training in goat production, leadership in agriculture, and values formation.

A total of 485 young farmers in Tarlac attended the training.