In line with the agency’s mandate to develop a program that would enhance the entrepreneurial capabilities of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their families who have been granted the Balik-Pinas, Balik Hanapbuhay Program and ELAP Livelihood, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) conducts its first “Byaheng Agri-preneur’ that aims to provide opportunity to visits and have experiential learning on agricultural-related businesses.
Sixty three OFW entrepreneurs and would be entrepreneurs joined the activity that was held at La Granja Farm, Brgy. Bagacay, Tacloban City on November 5, 8, 9, 2018.
The participants were grouped into three batches to have high participation and ensure quality learning experience to every participants.
Engr. Martina D. Reyna, owner of La Granja Farm, personally gave the orientation and tour to the participants.
She first shared to them the humble beginnings of La Granja and the different struggles they experience along the way. Afterwards, Engr. Reyna, discussed about integrated organic farming to the participants.
After the orientation and brief discussion, a tour around the farm was facilitated by Engr. Reyna with a discussion on organic fertilizers, Baboyang Walang Amoy and organic crops. (PR)