The 30 micro – small Agripreneurs from the Province of Pangasinan and La Union accomplished two (2) among 10 modules during the Kapatid Agri Mentor ME Program (KAMMP) training on May 21, 2019 at the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 1 Pangasinan Research and Experiment Center (DA – RFO1 PREC), Sual, Pangasinan.

These two (2) modules were; Entrepreneurial Mindsetting and Values Formation and Marketing Management.

The KAMMP training is a tripartite activity among Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 1 (DA – RFO1), Agricultural Training Institute - Regional Training Center 1 (ATI – RTC1), and Philippine Center of Entrepreneurship Foundation, Inc. – Go Negosyp (PCE – Go Negosyo).

The training aims to capacitate new or emerging farmer entrepreneurs to become more confident with the right mindset and business know-how and that they will be able to sustain and scale up their farm-based enterprises.

During the training, the Center Director of ATI – RTC1, Dir. Rogelio Evangelista underscored the importance of the training where he said that the training will help the small entrepreneurs learn how to better grow their business and to have a greater income.

“You need to introduce us your products so we could provide you support in looking for market where you could supply your products in Manila like in hotels and restaurants. However, you need first to understand how you can make your small business turn into bigger one, so that is why Go Negosyo is here to help guide your mindset into business,” Dir. Evangelista said.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) as informed by Ms. Deborah I. Beltran – Castillo, who served as the speaker during the training, 10% of the population belongs to the upper class, 20% belongs to the middle class and the remaining 70% is below the poverty line.

Ms. Castillo encouraged the participants that they should not let the percentage of those on the poverty line increase by pursuing business. She said that whatever happens in the business they establish they should never give up.

She also shared the three (3) M’s that the PCE – Go Negosyo Founder Mr. Joey Concepcion believed and these were mentorship, marketing, and money.

“Make your passion link into business, because that will make you happy,” Ms. Castillo emphasized.

The discussion of the remaining eight (8) modules for the completion of the KAMMP training will be on May 28-29, June 4-5, June 13-14 and on June 27-28, 2019 respectively.

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