More than 800 mentees from the agriculture sector, cooperatives, farmers associations along with some aspiring and budding entrepreneurs from different business industries took part in one of the biggest legs of Go Negosyo’s Mentor ME On Wheels last May 24, 2019.
In partnership with the Department of Agriculture (DA), Agricultural Training Institute Region 4A and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Go Negosyo successfully hosted its 17th rollout at SM City Dasmarinas.
“We want to see a more inclusive Philippines. If we really want to change the landscape of prosperity for all in this country, we must pay attention and give importance to our farmers and other players in agriculture. The Philippines, as an agricultural country, can become an even stronger player in the ASEAN, if we align our efforts to ensure that innovation in the field is supported and that the programs we develop can sustain growth,” Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo Founder Joey Concepcion highlighted.
PA Joey Concepcion led the event together with Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri who also joined the mentoring session. Notable mentors from the agriculture industry graced and shared their technical skills and know-how on agripreneurship. In the list were Engr. Ariel Cayanan, Department of Agriculture Undersecretary for Operations; Rosalind Wee, President of W Group of Companies; Henry Lim Bon Liong, CEO of SL Agritech; Winston Uy, CEO of Universal Leaf; Marites Cosico, Department of Agriculture – Region 4A Agricultural Training Institute Centre Director; Arnel De Mesa, Department of Agriculture Region 4A Executive Director; Ruth Novales, Vice President of Nestle; Toto Barcelona, President of Harbest Agribusiness Inc., Josie Costales, Chairwoman of Costales Nature Farms; and Rex Daryanani, President of FICCI Philippines, and 90 more mentors.
Sen. Zubiri and Usec. Cayanan both gave empowering messages to the farmers and encourage them to pursue the industry as it remains to be one of the booming sectors in the country. They also reiterated the vital effects of such programs in the development of the agricultural sector.
Considered as a game-changer of the economy, Go Negosyo continues to produce programs supporting the development of the agriculture sector and empowerment farmers and other agri-stakeholders.
MMOW on Agripreneurship is a FREE 1-on-1 mentorship discussion with aspiring and existing MSMEs in the agriculture industry, including agri cooperatives, and farmers associations. It aims to equip them with business knowledge while providing wider access to market for their products and services.
SM City Dasmariñas is the official venue partner of Go Negosyo’s Mentor Me on Wheels on Agripreneurship. Watch out for the next leg of MMOW at the Event Center, SM CDO Downtown Premier on May 30, 2019. Register via http://www.tinyurl.com/MMOWREGION10.
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