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Agriculture and Social Entrepreneurship

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The shift from subsistence to entrepreneurial agriculture.

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Agriculture and Social Entrepreneurship

  1. 1. Agriculture and Social Entrepreneurship Ernest Asence III Agricultural Technician I City Agriculture Office LGU Naga City
  2. 2. Dysfunctional environment, congestion
  3. 3. Poverty, lack of opportunities
  4. 4. Insecurity, rising crime rates
  5. 5. Solid waste management
  6. 6. FOOD ISSUES IN THE PHILIPPINES • The Philippines is largely an agricultural country. • Agriculture and agribusiness constitute the backbone of Philippine economy. • Food scarcity and lack of access to food in adequate quantities and of nutritional value are widespread.
  7. 7. • Agribusiness accounts for 71% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) while primary agriculture and fisheries contribute about 21%. • Despite the seeming agricultural abundance, the Philippines is locked in a chronic food crisis and food security is central issue.
  8. 8. What makes “social entrepreneurship” different?
  9. 9. Innovative (how is your idea unique?)
  10. 10. Sustainable (how will it exist for years to come?)
  11. 11. Scalable (how will the idea grow and replicate?)
  12. 12. “Social entrepreneurs are not content to just give a fish nor teach someone how to fish. They will not rest until they have revolutionized the fishing industry.” - Bill Drayton
  13. 13. Three Systems of the Economy
  14. 14. How t he 3 syst ems work
  15. 15. Agriculture
  16. 16. Majority of the poor are in rural areas : 11.65 million (mostly in agriculture)
  17. 17. Lack of access to wealth creating assets Land Capital Technology Market
  18. 18. Low priority against urban based enterprises, e.g. services, manufacturing
  19. 19. What we can do CHANGE and CREATE
  20. 20. CHANGE • use & protect our natural resources • nourish our families • develop our communities • meet the needs of society
  21. 21. CREATE • ways to solve problems & create value • ways to do business • jobs, products & services • wealth
  22. 22. Agricultural Entrepreneurship is geared towards three objectives: Productivity Efficiency Sustainability
  23. 23. Agricultural Entrepreneurship Trends Urban Agriculture/Urban Container Gardening Integrated Farming System Organic Farming Agri Tourism
  24. 24. Urban Agriculture/
  25. 25. Urban Container Gardening
  26. 26. Benefits of Urban Agriculture • Sense of fulfillment for producing the food that they eat • Transformed sensitivity at their environment as it will now mean a source of what they eat to nourish their body • Sense of being well as their undefined restlessness will find assuring calm in tending gardens that produce food they need.
  27. 27. • Desire to grow more and raise more food as they seem tastier and more nutritious aside from the fact that they are safe from toxic chemicals • Changed regard to discarded materials, refuse, rains, sunlight, air, soil, and degradable wastes to something that can be used beneficially for production of the food that can be readily brought to the dining table without much expense
  28. 28. Integrated Farming System
  29. 29. Organic Agriculture
  30. 30. Principles of Organic Agriculture • The Principle of Health - Organic Agriculture should sustain and enhance the health of soil, plant, animal and human as one and indivisible. • The Principle of Ecology - Organic Agriculture should be based on living ecological systems and cycles, work with them, emulate them and help sustain them.
  31. 31. • The Principle of Fairness - Organic Agriculture should build on relationships that ensure fairness with regard to the common environment and life opportunities. • The Principle of Care - Organic Agriculture should be managed in a precautionary and responsible manner to protect the health and well being of current and future generations and the environment.
  32. 32. Issue of Genetic Diversity
  33. 33. Agri Tourism