Governor Jerry Dalipog extended his gratitude to the nine young agripreneurs from the Province of Ifugao who are among the awardees of the Young Farmers Challenge Fund of the Kabataang Agribiz Competitive Grant Assistant Program of the Department of Agriculture. DA-CAR in coordination with PLGU-Ifugao conducted a simultaneous awarding of the certificates to the provincial winners through a Virtual Ceremony and the Face to Face Awarding attended by Sangguniang Panlalawigan member Hon. Joselito Guyguyon, PAFC Chairperson Mr. Jimmy Lingayo, DA-APCO representative Airiz Napoleon and some employees of the Office of the Provincial Agriculture at the SP Hall, Capitol Building on October 11, 2021.
The young winners and their proposed projects were Golpac Binwag – Rabbitry and Agri-farm; Josie Binwag, Kimberly Himmiwat, Shieva Lhee Tiyad – Mushroom Production; Bonifacio, Cumaldi – Mushroom Production; John Nanglihan – Vermi Compost Production, Processing and Marketing; Elemarviel Teninio, Leonard Rex Libiado; Claudette Manghi – Free Range Chicken Production; Caleb Jay Umingli – Integrated Farm; Mary Grace Binwag – Hydroponics; Cathleya Uyami – Vegetable Farming; and Christine Joy Tayaban – Hog Raising.
Provincial Focal on Agribiz Mr. Nazario Tuguinay said that the winners will receive Php 50,000.00 each to finance their respective agri-based projects to be monitored by the Provincial Agriculture Office and the Department of Agriculture.
Provincial Agriculturist Dr. Domingo Mariano, Chair of the Panel of Judges said that the winners were selected based on their proposal especially their business model canvass and oral presentation by the different stakeholders including government agencies, private sector, and state university. He added that the program seeks to encourage the youth the access resources and opportunities that would enable them to venture into profitable agri-fishery based enterprises, and promote agri- fishery enterprise business model to the youth to showcase the viability of the agri-based enterprises as sustainable venture to job employment.
The top three (3) best implementor of their projects will be nominated to represent the province in the regional competition wherein winners will receive additional financial grant amounting to Php150,000.00