Philippines: urban farmer teaches fellow youth how to produce food on TikTok

In a country where agriculture is known to be concentrated in rural areas, a 21-year-old farmer is trying to change that narrative by teaching fellow young Filipinos about urban gardening through what might be the best platform to reach them: TikTok.

Bea Suavengco, also known as “Urban Farmer TV” on TikTok, is an agriculture student specializing in crop production at the University of the Philippines Los Baños.

During her free time, she posts videos about hydroponic farming on the social media platform, where she has now garnered more than 72,000 followers and at least 773,000 likes. "I wanted to show people, especially the youth, that agriculture is not about tilling the land, but agriculture now uses modern technologies to produce food," Suavengco said.

She wanted to let people know that they could always have food in their homes without worrying about where to get them.

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