"Kapatid Mentor Me" Program Launched

Created on Tuesday, 13 March 2018

The Department of Agriculture-7 (DA7) launched the Kapatid Agri Mentor Me Program (KAMMP) in a hotel in Tagbilaran City

on July 24, 2017.

KAMMP is a network of big businesses mentoring or helping the small association/organization who are/wants to engage in agri business enterprises. The "KAPATID" or the big brother model will help small businesses or the MENTEES become successful through the MENTOR ME, where the MENTOR (KAPATID) will share their expertise in agri entrepreneurship.

In his message, Regional Executive Director Salvador D. Diputado encouraged the farmer-participants to listen attentively in this activity as this will help in their everyday life and enable them to learn how to make money and become an agribusiness entrepreneurs.

He likewise took the opportunity to promote the radio program of DA7 over station DYTR, Monday to Friday from 10am to 11am, where details on agri entrepreneurship will be discussed.

Director Carolyn Mae Daquio of the Agricultural Training Institute 7 (ATI7) said that participants will never regret attending this activity for they will learn that there is money in agriculture.

Jas Nito of the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE)-Go Negosyo said that KAMMP was patterned after the Kapatid Mentor Me Program (KMMP) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) which started two years ago. He said that Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol wanted to adopt the said concept for the agriculture sector to help the farmers become entrepreneurs.

This was the second batch of KAMMP launching in the country after Tacloban City in region 8. (C. Dela Victoria)

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