NYC urges CL youth to venture to agriculture
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — The National Youth Commission (NYC) called on youngsters in Central Luzon to venture to agriculture to sustain the country’s food security.
“The average age of farmers in the Philippines is 57. Young people must go back to agriculture and continue farming,” NYC Commissioner for Luzon Percival Cendaña said.
According to Cendaña, if the involvement of youth in agriculture would not increase in a decade, the country will be experiencing a food security crisis.
“We have to stop the stigma and change our perspective regarding the concept of a farmer’s life. So the shift now is from agriculture to agripreneurship,” he added.
Agripreneurship means engaging into productive and sustainable undertakings on agricultural businesses. (CLJD/TJBM PIA-3)