Close to 500 young Batangas residents received assistance from the Department of Agriculture for their proposed agriculture projects.
A total of 485 youths got agri-starter kits during the recent Binhi ng Pag-asa Turnover Ceremony.
Among the projects they would implement are beekeeping, hydroponics, aquaponics, urban gardening, and raising native pigs, rabbit and native or free-range chicken.
The young farmers are expected to use the agricultural technologies and practices they learned in implementing their projects, which are meant to support food security in their communities.
Provincial Administrator Wilfredo Racelis, who represented Batangas Gov. Dodo Mandanas, reminded the youth that agriculture requires patience and hard work.
“Kung pinili mo ito ay gawin mo ito ng buong husay,” he said.