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The Search and Award for “The Outstanding Farmers of the Philippines” (TOFARM) is a program of the Junior Chamber International Philippines (JCIP) and Universal Harvester, Incorporated. JCI Philippines is the same highly respected organization that brought “The Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines (TOYM)” and “The Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL).”

The search and award for farmers is an initiative since the early ’70s by the Philippine Jaycees (now Junior Chamber International Philippines). An award program in recognition of the resiliency, ingenuity, and strength of our hard-working Filipino farmers. The program is anchored in promoting farming in the youth sector in all regions. The search will be inclusive and participative, expanding from public to private sector stakeholders in agriculture, fisheries, and livestock. This project is open to all Filipino farmers, fisherfolk, animal raisers, cooperatives, farm communities, organizations, education/academe, agriculture scientists, LGUs and public employees, and business entities in both rural and urban areas/centers.

ABOUT TOFARM

PROJECT OBJECTIVES:

  • Institutionalize the initiative for the search and award;

  • Achieve private and public sector participation in the annual search and award, and establish a much wider scope and reach;

  • Safeguard the interest and welfare of the agriculture sector;

  • Promote farming as a noble and profitable endeavor;

  • Promote the agriculture sector best practices, techniques and technology;

  • Raise funds to support capacity building and laboratory facility for the farmers;

  • Establish relevant impact of the project through advocacy and support to:

    • (i) food supply conservation,

    • (ii) patronage in Filipino produce;

  • Recognize the outstanding individuals and groups in the field of agriculture from the various sectors in the country.

TOFARM GALLERY
 
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