Go Negosyo’s partnership with the Department of Agriculture prospered when the two organizations jointly launched the Kapatid Agri Mentor Me Program (KAMMP) which aims to nurture and sustain agri-business in the country through Mentorship.
Fast forward to 2021, KAMMP 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 benefited from the programs under KAMMP.
This formed partnership will continue to prosper as a new program named ALAB or “Angat Lahat sa AgriBusiness” was formed which aims to nurture and develop the agribusinesses in the Philippines. This is the 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. The DA with Sec. Dar continues to support Go Negosyo’s vision of promoting jobs and inclusive growth for everyone, with focus on our farmers and fisherfolks. We thank Sec. Dar for his commitment to our vision of alleviating poverty through entrepreneurship, thus, advocating for agripreneurship. Sec. Dar’s support leads us closer to achieving a more agripreneural Philippines,” Concepcion stated.
With the COVID-19, programs such as KAMMP and ALAB become more relevant and necessary albeit in a virtual or digitalized form. Learning must not stop and sectors must continuously develop as the agricultural sector is one of the most challenged sectors that continuously face issues over time—influenced by numerous factors that relate to our economy.
“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,” Concepcion forwarded.