May 19

Nestlé and TESDA Ink Deal to Upskill Coffee Farmers in Mindanao

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Nestlé Philippines and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority or TESDA signed Wednesday a memorandum of agreement to upskill 400 scholar farmers in Bukidnon and Sultan Kudarat, and transform them into agricultural entrepreneurs.

The TESDA-registered Coffee Production Level 2 program and scholarship aims to help smallholder farmers, indigenous peoples, and even former rebels become more proficient at coffee growing.

Nestlé meanwhile will provide technical know-how and purchase the coffee products of the participants.

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Source: ABS-CBN News (link opens in a new window)

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