Yamang Bukid Farm, Palawan’s top farm tourism destination, has helped hundreds of scholars realize their dream of completing agriculture-related short courses in December 2019.
In partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, the farm tourism destination in Puerto Princesa City’s Barangay Bacungan was the venue of over a month of instructions on various agriculture-related short courses.
The national certificate level II (NC-II) accredited programs included courses on organic fertilizer making (three batches), hog raising (two batches), field budding and grafting (one batch), propagation activities leading to horticulture (one batch) and animal production for poultry-chicken (two batches).
Bro. George Maria, Yamang Bukid Farm Palawan vice president for community relations, said the scholarships were handed to beneficiaries under the auspices of the office of Palawan 3rd District Rep. Gil Acosta Jr.
Scholar-graduates were also awarded TESDA certification on production of various concoctions leading to agriculture crops production (one batch), plants crops leading to agricultural crops production (one batch) and land preparation for agricultural crops production with three batches.
TESDA has been pushing for farming education particularly in rural communities in a bid to revitalize the stagnating agricultural sector.
The more than 20-hectare farm destination, which has been popular for well-manicured sunflower gardens, became the latest addition of learning sites for sustainable and organic way of farming after it was accredited as such by the Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Training Institute as well as a farm school by TESDA.