Wednesday
May 19
2021

Nestlé and TESDA Ink Deal to Upskill Coffee Farmers in Mindanao

Warren de Guzman

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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Agriculture
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agribusiness, agriculture, entrepreneurs, skills training, smallholder farmers