65 Isabela farmers sent to South Korea for internship program

Published May 18, 2022, 1:23 PM

by Liezle Basa Iñigo

ISABELA – Sixty-five Isabela farmers were sent to South Korea for a five-month internship program that will hopefully enhance their knowledge, skills and experience in adopting modern agricultural technologies.

The provincial government here said that they are the fifth batch of Isabela farmers ready for the Seasonal Agricultural Sector Development Exchange Program to South Korea.

These farmers will build agro-investment links and strengthen agricultural economies between the province of Isabela and counties in South Korea.

The 65 farmer-interns, 30 to 40 years old, are from the municipalities of Alicia, Benito Soliven, Cabagan, Delfin Albano, Mallig, San Mateo, Tumauini, and cities of Ilagan and Cauayan.

Thirty-seven of them left Ninoy Aquino International Airport on May 17, 2022 via Asiana Airlines while 28 will depart at Clark International Airport on May 18, 2022 via Jin-Air.

All of them will be deployed at Yanggu County for a five-month internship program.

Through this, they can enhance their knowledge, skills and experience in adopting modern agricultural technologies from cultivation to harvest of agricultural produce including fruit trees and facility-grown vegetables.

Meanwhile, the fourth batch of 14 farmers who departed at NAIA on May 15 via Asiana Airlines safely arrived May 16, 2022 at Seoul Incheon International Airport.

The Province of Isabela had already dispatched four batches with 182 farmer-interns deployed to Yanggu, Jinan and Wanju counties.

Including this batch of 65 farmers, there are now 247 farmers joining this internship program that may lead to furthering the partnership between the two countries.