Secretary Salvador Panelo on Saturday backed a program of the Department of Agriculture (DA), Land Bank of the Philippines and Go Negosyo to provide a mentoring program for farmers and fisherfolks.
Through the Kapatid Agri-Mentor Program (KAMMP), Panelo said farmers and fishermen will also be encouraged to become entrepreneurs to increase their livelihood opportunities and improve their quality of life.
The President’s chief legal counsel said in his online program “Counterpoint,” that there’s a need to boost sustainable agribusinesses through coaching and mentoring, including through the DA-Agricultural Training Institute.
Panelo added that the agencies under the program have committed to support and provide innovations to micro, small, medium enterprises to ensure their sustainability.
Under KAMMP, inclusive growth is being targeted through financial accessibility and by focusing on the “Three M” principles of Go Negosyo: Money, Market and Mentor.
According to Agriculture Secretary William Dar, “agri-preneurship” must be promoted under the new normal to unleash the potential and ensure the resiliency of the country’s agriculture sector.
“The DA will identify ideas and projects that support agri-preneurship to cover more grounds that will expand the services of the government to more farmers and fishermen,” Dar said.