Go Negosyo, DA boost agribusiness mentorship tie-up

Published February 14, 2021, 5:30 AM

by Madelaine B. Miraflor

The Department of Agriculture (DA) and Go Negosyo, a group founded by Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion, will continue their partnership to train and tap more people for agribusiness mentorship.

A statement showed that DA and Go Negosyo will continue implementing programs Kapatid Agri Mentoir Me Program (KAMMP) and Angat Lahat sa AgriBusiness (ALAB) this year.

Launched to train more people to go into agribusiness, KAMMP just recently held its graduation for 403 mentees, adding to the more than 1600 alumni nationwide, composed of farmers, youth, and agripreneurs.

In total, more than 127,000 members of cooperatives and associations have already benefited from the programs under KAMMP.

ALAB, on the other hand, is a new program which aims to nurture and develop the agribusinesses in the Philippines.

The launch of this project serves as second phase of Go Negosyo KAMMP wherein the selected graduates will be provided with mentorship, financial assistance, and market linkages. 

“Our partnership with the Department of Agriculture continues to improve especially as we integrate digitalization with our approaches on mentorship, money, and market,” Concepcion said.

“Agriculture is the backbone of our economy. That is why social progress relies heavily on the transformation and modernization of our agriculture sector. Arming our farmers and fisherfolk with the latest technical know-how and providing them the right opportunities to succeed is how we can change the game,” he added.