Philippines: 20-year-old agriculture student leads a youth urban farm in Taguig

There are many concerns regarding the age of today’s farmers, as well as the assumption that the youth are not inclined to take on farming as a career.

However, Anna Beatriz Suavengco, the person behind TikTok’s Urban Farmer TV, breaks that assumption. As an agriculture student at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), Suavengco is driven to lead the youth towards choosing agriculture as a career.

However, taking an agriculture course isn’t Suavengco’s only contribution to agriculture; She also leads and manages City Farm, a 200-square-meter urban farm in Brgy. North Signal, Taguig, where the local youth takes center stage. 

Suavengco started City Farm with her two friends, Aissha Cruz, and Jerome Sombilon. But as the only one with a background in agriculture, Suavengco is the lead farmer of 30 volunteers from different youth organizations. Altogether, there are over 30 people who farm and tend to their planted lettuce, herbs, and other vegetables.


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