The young scholar from the sugar sector
While the youth in agriculture is a rarity in the industry — with the average age of Filipino farmers at present is 57 to 59 according to the Department of Agriculture — there are still people, like Jonel Ybañez, 23, who are determined to revitalize the embattled sector.
Building 'bigger' farms in Negros Occidental
Farmers gearing towards being competitive and resilient, and strong enough to face challenges affecting the sugar industry.
Life’s sweeter for sugarcane farmer
Indeed, life is sweeter for Albert. His income from the block farming now covers his family’s needs and supported his four children’s education.
The “Poor Man’s” Sugar
Like many small entrepreneurs who don’t have access to bank financing, Jessie built his muscovado mill with interest-free government loans, which also paid for better equipment later.
Industry Study on Cane Sugar