MANILA, Philippines – Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion led a gaggle of “big-brother” corporations and agriculture firms and related authorities businesses and met with President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr, final month to debate the progress and developments of the Kapatid Angat Lahat Agri Program (KALAP).
That is the second KALAP assembly with the President after this system’s ceremonial signing with authorities businesses final March 6.
Among the many points mentioned in the course of the assembly was the necessity for interventions in guaranteeing that farmers get entry to credit score, following earlier consultations with banks and monetary establishments on agriculture lending.
Concepcion emphasised the significance of attaining scale in the course of the assembly.
“KALAP wants scale. The 5 hectares that the small farmers have now is just not aggressive. On the identical time, banks can’t lend to them as a result of the lands can’t be collateralized per agrarian reform legislation. Whereas proper now, there are workarounds by the big-brother firms as they work with teams of small farmers, we want to consider long run options,” he mentioned.
The President assured the group that he’ll look into every trade concern intimately individually, including that Landbank and the Improvement Financial institution of the Philippines are increasing their credit score program coverages to agriculture.
He added that he’ll look into the usage of digitalization in farm administration as began by Common Leaf Philippines (ULPI) within the tobacco trade.
ULPI’s Winston Uy shared in the course of the assembly the expertise they use in tobacco farming, and his intention to share it with different big-brother firms as one of many instruments they will use underneath KALAP.
Different big-brother firms additionally offered to the President their fashions that can be utilized for KALAP.
James Amparo shared Yovel East’s mannequin for rice farming, Christian Moeller for coconut, Simon Bakker for cacao, Kais Marzouki for espresso, and Nando Cojuangco for sugar
KALAP has since enticed extra large agriculture firms to affix this system.
Assist from banks, monetary establishments
Banks and monetary establishments equally expressed assist for KALAP’s push for simpler entry to credit score for small farmers.
The Go Negosyo program goals to remodel Philippine agriculture and create jobs by specializing in main agricultural commodities, adopting inclusive enterprise fashions, and creating an enabling enterprise surroundings.
“There was quite a lot of curiosity, particularly among the many large firms on how they will take part in KALAP. There’s nonetheless loads of room for options and we’re open to seeing how we will work with extra big-brother firms,” mentioned Concepcion.
KALAP goals to present farmers entry to cash, markets and mentorship, the three M’s that make for profitable enterprises.
“With KALAP, we intention to see reworked agricultural commodities, meals safety, job alternatives, and an trade that is ready to meet the necessities of the market, each in high quality and amount,” mentioned Concepcion.
The assembly on the Palace included the heads of the agri firms who, underneath the KALAP mannequin, will share their inclusive enterprise fashions that combine small farmers into the worth chain of enormous companies.
Key authorities businesses, in the meantime, will assist facilitate the surroundings to create a productive, worthwhile, sustainable and aggressive agriculture trade.
ABOUT THE PHILIPPINE CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP (GO NEGOSYO)
The Philippine Middle for Entrepreneurship (Go Negosyo) is a non-profit group that advocates for entrepreneurship growth within the Philippines. Established in 2005 by its Founding Trustee, Mr. Joey Concepcion, Go Negosyo goals to advertise a tradition of entrepreneurship amongst Filipinos. Go Negosyo offers mentorship, coaching, networking, and different assets to aspiring and lively entrepreneurs, with a concentrate on the event of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). Go Negosyo additionally works intently with the federal government, personal sector, and different stakeholders to create an enabling surroundings for entrepreneurship, together with coverage reforms, entry to financing, and market alternatives.
Its applications embrace the Kapatid Mentor Micro Entrepreneurs (KMME), Kapatid Agri Mentor Micro Entrepreneurs Program (KAMMP), the Kapatid Angat Lahat Agri Program (KALAP), the ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Community (AMEN), and the free entrepreneurship mentoring roadshow, 3M on Wheels and Fb Dwell present Go Nego Present.
Via its applications and initiatives, Go Negosyo has empowered 1000’s of entrepreneurs, creating jobs, and contributing to the financial progress of the Philippines.
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