THE Department of Agriculture (DA)’s Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) has launched a program seeking to capacitate and further involve the youth in the agriculture industry.

Dubbed the Kapatid Agri Mentor Me Program (KAMMP), the program seeks to aid Cordilleran farmers aged 18 to 30 by providing mentorship opportunities. Mentors are drawn from practitioners in the industry to provide assistance.

The mentorship program begins on June 20 and will last for six weeks, with limited slots. However, according to Ryan Palunan, Cordillera Regional Agriculture and Fishes Council (RAFC) president, the slots are currently limited.

He also added that the ATI will hold similar activities in the future.

Palunan added that there is currently a program to encourage young people to get into agriculture.

The program in question asks young farmers to submit project proposals in agriculture to compete for and earn cash prizes of up to P300,000, which can then be used as capital for agricultural business exploits.