Josine’s journey, as a young agri-preneur

Youth really are the future of agriculture.

GFAR is committed to youth through many projects we do. One of them is YAP, our Youth Agripreneurs Project, where we encouraged young agricultural entrepreneurs to submit their projects (early last year).

Through “YAP”, our purpose was not only to find some genuine innovative projects we could sponsor, but also to provide young agripreneurs a platform to showcase their projects, and prove that young people DO engage in agriculture and agricultural projects, many of which were truly innovative.

Through a public voting process and a jury, six young agripreneurs from all over the world were selected as our finalists. They received a $5000 seed funding and with YPARD, we provided them hands-on support through a one year of intense mentoring program.

One of those six finalists was Josine Macaspac, an inspirational and motivated young entrepreneur from the Philippines.

Watch the video of Josine introducing her YAP project at AgTalks, organised by our partner IFAD, last December.


One thought on “Josine’s journey, as a young agri-preneur

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s