FPD in the Press

Cutting Edge Degree Program Shows Entrepreneurship Can Be Taught

When I was the Dean of the School of Management at the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P), we used to hold an annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Future Leaders Forum. This was usually scheduled around the time when the leaders of the APEC economies meet for their annual summit.

Future of PH Agriculture: How can we compete in the Asean Economic Community?

These are the startling realities of Philippine agriculture that sum it all.

The farmers and fisherfolk are among the poorest of the poor and the agriculture sector is losing its competitiveness.

Human Capital for Agricultural and Rural Development | BusinessWorld

While I was doing research for my dissertation on the topic “training needs analysis and design for an agribusiness education program” in the 1990s, I came across this saying by the chinese: “if you plan for a year, grow rice. If you plan for a decade, grow trees. But if you plan for a century, grow men.”

I think this saying captures the state of Philippine agriculture.

Pass on the gift | Philippine Daily Inquirer

There are many Filipinos who are fairly successful now in their careers here and abroad who received the gift of education, not from their parents, but from benefactors who believed that education is the best chance for the poor to rise out of poverty.

These benefactors include government agencies, corporations, foundations and individuals who thought it was right to support young and promising students as they go through higher educational institutions to pursue their dreams.

Ten years of the Farm Business Schools Project | Philippine Daily Inquirer

In Nov. 2004, the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) established the Farm Business Schools project. The Farm Business School (FBS) is a specialized business school that offers programs to train people as supervisors, managers or entrepreneurs in agribusiness enterprises. Its flagship programs are the ladderized Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurial Management major in Farm Business, and the Diploma in Entrepreneurship.

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