Young Farmer Leader
Pambansang Kilusan ng mga Samahang Magsasaka (PAKISAMA)
Ana P. Sibayan is a young farmer leader of San Narciso, Victoria, Oriental Mindoro. She joined the young farmer groups in 2013 organized by Mindoro Ecological Sustainable Agri-Federation (MESAFED) and became an active member of the cooperative. She learned different sustainable organic farming technologies and systems in improving farm productivity. She then started integrating crop, livestock, and poultry as a strategy to convert their rice farm into a diversified organic farm. Currently, Ana is the Young Farmer leader of Pambansang Kilusan ng mga Samahang Magsasaka (PAKISAMA), a national confederation of farmers and fishers organization. She represented at the provincial and national workshops on “Bahaguinan ng mga Isyung Kabataang Magsasaka” in 25 January 25 and 10–11 February 2014, respectively. Ms. Ana Sibayan has a degree Bachelor of Science in Education major in Biological Science degree from the Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology.
Session 3A: Policies to Attract the Youth to Agriculture