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Go Negosyo, government roll out agribusiness mentoring program

Go Negosyo said on Monday it has inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Department of Agriculture (DA) to establish a mentorship program aimed at honing and developing the agribusiness skills of Filipinos.

The MOU, which was signed by Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol and Go Negosyo Founder and Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion, launched the Kapatid Agri Mentor Me Program (KAMMP).

“KAMMP, in this regard, wishes to take the same proven and enabling formula as the KMME [Kapatid Mentor Me Program] and apply it to the context of agripreneurs. The DA is mandated to promote agricultural development by providing the policy framework, public investments and support services needed for domestic and export-oriented business enterprises,” Go Negosyo said in a statement.

“Thus, KAMMP was developed with Go Negosyo as a coaching program for agriculture as a complement to the DA’s initiatives to help sustain and scale up agribusiness in the country,” it added.

The KMME, where KAMMP was patterned after, was a mentorship program launched by Go Negosyo and the Department of Trade Industry (DTI) last year. It sought to aid micro and small businesses scale up their skills and opportunities through weekly coaching sessions held in the DTI’s Negosyo Centers nationwide over the course of 12 weeks.

The mentors during the KMME sessions were business owners and practitioners across different functional areas of entrepreneurship, according to Go Negosyo.

Go Negosyo said top practitioners in the agribusiness sector with extensive knowledge in their respective fields would spearhead the KAMMP coaching sessions.

“The objectives of the program are to equip agripreneurs with the proper production techniques, mind-set and values, practical knowledge and strategies, and consultation services to foster successful and sustainable agri-enterprises,” Go Negosyo said.

Go Negosyo is the advocacy of the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship, a nonstock, nonprofit organization, to alleviate the country’s poverty through entrepreneurship.

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