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Igorot entrepreneur won 1st Nat’l Kabataang Agribiz, received half million grant

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Cordillera - A young Igorot entrepreneur, Mr. Harry Osboken has been recognized as one of the 6 "Outstanding Youth Agribusiness Models" by the Department of Agriculture and was given half a million grant for winning the national competition.

Osboken, the owner of Dalikan's House of Sauces was also given additional P300,000 grant. 

Osboken is grateful for the opportunity DA has opened for them to be able to create and implement their agribusiness.

“I’d like to thank DA for this wonderful opportunity. From the highlands, we [the youth] seek opportunities in agriculture. We are very grateful for the chance given to us to develop our business and to be able to express our ideas,” Osboken said.

In Sec. Dar’s speech, he also said that the young agripreneurs or yaggies are the new heroes of Philippine agriculture. 

The Kabataang Agribiz Grant Assistance Program aims to encourage the younger generation to put up ventures in line with agricultural development and food production. 

The program provides the young agripreneurs financial aid to support them in starting or continuing agriculture enterprises such as crop and livestock production, fisheries, trading, processing, integrated farming, and agricultural technology. 

Since its launch in April, DA-Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Service (AMAS) has awarded P50,000 start-up capital to each of the 1,179 provincial-level awardees. 

From these, 48 were qualified for the regional level and received an additional P150,000 cash grant.



Anonymous said...

Congratulations 👏 to our young agripreneur . You inspire the youth

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all the young farmers. You are the hope of the nation through agriculture. Sec. Dar is going and he’s doing this only now. He should have done this before to inspire more young entrepreneurs through agricultural so that he didn’t depend on importing veggies from other countries. Hope the next administration will do more to help the farmers.

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