16 March 2021
Online via Zoom Webinar and DTI Facebook Live Stream

The Sub Task Group on Agribusiness (STGA) held the nationwide virtual launch of the AGRI-NEGOSYO PARA SA OFWs last 16 March 2021 via Zoom Webinar and DTI Facebook Live Stream. The project is in line with the Presidential directive to intensify government assistance to micro, small and medium enterprises and displaced workers, particularly OFWs repatriated due to the pandemic.

The launch kick-started the implementation of the project in priority regions where the top 10 provinces with the biggest number of repatriated OFWs are located. As a short background, the Agri-Negosyo Para sa OFWs is a one-stop shop of information for OFWs, offering a menu of integrated agriculture and agribusiness-related programs and services of various government agencies. It intends to address the need of repatriated OFWs affected by the pandemic for sources of livelihood and ultimately, to help develop traditional agribusiness to modern, high value agribusiness.

Program Agenda

National Anthem 
Message from the Chairperson of the Task Group on Food SecuritySecretary William D. Dar
Message from the Chairperson of the Sub Task Group on AgribusinessSecretary Ramon M. Lopez
Message from the Department of Labor and Employment

Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III

Represented by Assistant Secretary Dominique Tutay

Message from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority

Director General Isidro S. Lapeña


Innovation and Opportunities in AgribusinessUndersecretary Rafaelita M. Aldaba
Opportunities in the Agriculture and FisheriesUndersecretary Cheryl Marie N. Caballero
Presentation of the Core Topics
Starting and Operating an Agribusiness

Assistant Regional Director Juliet Lucas of DTI-CAR

Mr. Inocencio Malapit of CDA

Capacity BuildingMs. Wenny Cabantog of TESDA
Technology for CommercializationDirector Noel Catibog of DOST-PCAARRD

Group Head Ma. Linda J. Orsos of SB Corporation

Executive Director Jocelyn Alma Badiola of ACPC

Assistant Vice President Generoso David of Landbank

Marketing and Promotions

Mr. Emerson Labang of DTI-BDTP

Ms. Irma Merza of DTI-BDTP

Presentation of the Agribusiness Portfolio