Think Globally, Act Locally

When I was younger I would hear some people jokingly say, “Go home and plant Camote” especially when someone does not want to study or when one performs low in academics. It seems farming has been looked down on ever since. As a result, young people tend to be inferior about themselves especially when their parents’ primary source of living is farming or when the college diploma is Agriculture-related.

Farming is considered as a tedious job and we think it doesn’t pay off well so we never tried to venture on it. Instead, some of us look for a different job or.. leave our homeland  to serve another.

“Dati, nahihiya pa tayong sabihin na ang kabuhayan ng ating mga magulang ay pagsasaka o kaya medyo hindi pa tayo proud sabihin na ang tinapos natin ay ‘Agriculture-related’ course. So kahit na madiskarte ka, medyo mababa ang tingin mo sa chance mong makakuha ng trabaho na may mataas na sahod. Sad noh? Kaya.. nag-abroad ka na lang. Sana ngayon, dapat magkaroon tayo ng positibong pananaw tungkol dito” –👣

Now that I’ve grown and have my own share of life and professional experiences, I realize we should not underestimate the power/potentials of Agriculture. There is a need to boost the prestige of Agriculture to entice young people to be involved into farming. With smart technology emerging swiftly, it doesn’t always have to be an inferior 3-D job.

If we do not invest on human capital and educate (with proper mentality) now, the future might seriously suffer. Let’s be involved 🙂

😊 Agriculture is a NEED not just a WANT.
No Farmers, No Food, No Future ^_^
👣 The Modern Farmers

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3 thoughts on “Think Globally, Act Locally

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  1. Absolutely true.Farmers feed the world.They need the help of science technology and marketing for them to make their venture profitable .
    Unfortunately humans often wake up late .We need govt. Subsidies,people’s education and an overall awareness about food source,production and supply from the school level.Magic needs to be instilled in farming for youngsters to get attracted 😊

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  2. Love this article! Myself being a young farmer, I understand exactly what you mean. I recently started my blog but I love advocating about ag and talking with my non-farming friends and explaining how things work to them.

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