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MAASIN CITY (PIA) -- Who says farming has been consigned to the elderly, the senior citizens?

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has moved to change that stereotype mindset as it mobilized young members of the 4H Club in a gathering and shared inputs about the challenging field of agriculture.

The activity, called “Be RICEponsible Information Caravan with Farm Youth” which was held recently at the City gym, was undertaken in close coordination with the provincial as well as the city government.

4H stands for Head, Heart, Hands, and Health, an organization of young farmers nurtured by the agriculture department with constant support by the LGUs, with hopes of inculcating in them the love of farming.

Topics discussed during the day-long event mostly dwelt on exciting updates, such as the latest agricultural program for the youth, and digital farmers’ program in keeping with current technology,

Also taken up were matters relating to knowledge sharing about best practices on young Filipino Farmers’ internship training in Japan and Taiwan, disaster preparedness and post recovery in agriculture, and youth awareness on digital safety and protection.

“The said activity empowers our youth and inculcates sustainable influence as well as preferences on food sustainability, especially that we are still experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic,” City Mayor Nacional Mercado said in a message posted in his social media page. (LDL/MMP/PIA Southern Leyte)