100 youth engage in agriculture through undergoing on-the-job training in a demo farm in Pangasinan.
Millennial Farmers Association of Bayambang (MFAB) aims to attract the interest of young people in agriculture.
“Many of the youth are no longer interested in agriculture as they see it dirty, messy, and (requires) hard work, so we wanted to entice them since our town already uses technologies or mechanization in farming,” Angelica Andrea Garcia, focal person on good governance of the local government unit (LGU), said on the report of Philippine News Agency (PNA).
Report from PNA mentioned that members are aged between 16-24 years old. They are also residing within the town. Food and transportation allowances are also given to them.
Garcia stated that they use urban gardening to encourage urbanized areas to nurture crops.
Moreover, the local government does not only want that youth to engage in agriculture but also to produce crops for another sources of livelihood.
Also, the association started last July 2018 since the members attended various training.
For future outlook, they also opt to teach youth about aquaculture.
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) was requested by the LGU for fish cages since the farm the demo farm has 1,800-square-meter and resided near the river.