The election of new set officers to lead the Agricultural and Fishery Council by the Highly Urbanized City Agricultural and Fishery Council (HUCAFC) organized by the Puerto Princesa City Agriculture Office and the Department of Agriculture was held on July 18, 2023, at Gintong Butil Agri Farm in Puerto Princesa. This moment of transition and renewed dedication to the said sector is set to bring exciting advancements under the leadership of newly elected officials.
Mr. John Vincent Gastanes, CEO of Farm Konekt who is also the newly elected Sectoral Chairman for International Trade and Export of HUCAFC expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to serve in this esteemed position. As he takes charge, Mr. Gastanes looks forward to collaborating with a vibrant community that is passionate about making agriculture a true blessing and a source of innovation.
"It's not just a farmers' community—it's a network of passionate individuals who are determined to make agriculture exciting and a true blessing," said Mr. Gastanes. The Agri Fishery Council, driven by this spirit of enthusiasm, aims to revolutionize the agriculture sector by fostering innovation, nurturing growth, and celebrating the success stories of local farmers and fisherfolks.
At the local government level, the HUCAFC emphasizes a hands-on approach to understanding the intricacies of the agriculture sector. It goes beyond observation; it's about getting their hands dirty and being immersed in the day-to-day challenges and triumphs of the farmers and fisherfolks.
With Mr. Gastanes at the helm of the Agri Fishery Council, the community is poised to embark on an exciting journey of growth and progress in the agriculture sector. Together, they aim to sow seeds of innovation, nurture growth, and ultimately harvest success in every aspect of agricultural development.
Farm Konekt, under Mr. Gastanes' leadership, continues to stand as a pioneer in the Agri-tech Industry, championing technological advancements and sustainable solutions to empower farmers and fisherfolks across the BIMP-EAGA region. The partnership between Farm Konekt and the Agri Fishery Council holds the promise of unlocking new opportunities for the agriculture community and enhancing the lives of those involved.
As we embrace the HUCAFC spirit and unite to make agriculture thrive, Puerto Princesa takes pride in its strong agricultural community and envisions a future where innovation in farming brings joy to the lives of everyone involved.
Join the journey of agricultural transformation, as Farm Konekt and the Agri Fishery Council work hand in hand to create a brighter and more prosperous future for the agriculture sector. Let's sow the seeds of innovation, nurture growth, and harvest success together!