The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship’s (PCE) Go Negosyo launched today the Kapatid Agri Mentor Me Program in (KAMPP) Bohol, the second beneficiary province of the project.
Agricultural Training Institute regional director Carolyn May Daquio told media that the program was crafted to boost growth of agriculture-related micro and small enterprises through assistance from the government and private sector.
The initiative was first launched in Tacloban, Leyte but the DA and the PCE are set to spread the program across the Philippines in a bid to empower small ventures into becoming key drivers of economic growth in the country, said Daquio.
In Central Visayas, an initial batch of 15 entrepreneurs were selected to undergo a three-day mentoring session starting this September while another group of 15 participants will also be subjected to the same training in October, she added.
The 30 mentees from Bohol, Cebu, Siquijor and Negros Oriental will be joining eight mentoring sessions which would cover eight modules on entrepreneurial mind-setting and value formation, marketing, accounting, farming, and opportunity management.
These modules would also tackle the agri-supply chain, obligations and contracts, and business plan presentation and graduation.
According to Daquio, she will aslo be joining the 30 participants along with DA-7 executive director Atty. Salvador Diputado, Grace Cenas who will be representing DA Undersecretary Ariel Cayanan and Provincial Agriculturist Liza Quirog.
The KAMPP initiative is an advocacy of Go Negosyo under founder and presidential adviser for entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion and the DA under Sec. Manny Piñol. (Rey Tutas)