About Tofarm

The Search and Award for “The Outstanding Farmers of the Philippines” is a program of the Junior Chamber International Philippines (JCIP) and the Universal Harvester, Incorporated. JCI Philippines is the same highly respected organization that brought “The Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines (TOYM)” and “The Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL).”

The search and award for farmers is an initiative since the early 70’s by the Philippine Jaycees (now Junior Chamber International Philippines). An award program in recognition of the resiliency, ingenuity, and the strength of our hard working Filipino farmers. The program is anchored in promoting farming in the youth sector in all regions. The search will be inclusive and participative, expanding from public to private sector stakeholders in agriculture, fisheries and livestocks. This project is open to all Filipino farmers, fisherfolk, animal raisers, cooperatives, farm communities, organizations, education/academe, agriculture scientist, LGUs and public employees, and business entities in both rural and urban areas/centers.

THE COVETED AWARD
The Outstanding Farmer of the Philippines' distinctive "plate" award represents various stakeholders from the agriculture, fisheries, and livestock industries. It also signifies food on the table from each Filipino's home from different walks of life. It serves as a befitting tribute to the unsung heroes that exemplify resiliency, ingenuity, and strength of the Filipino farmers.

Project Objectives:

  • (i) food supply conservation,
  • (ii) patronage in Filipino produce;
  • Institutionalize the initiative for the search and award;
  • Achieve private and public sector participation in the annual search and award, and establish a much wider scope and reach;
  • Safeguard the interest and welfare of the agriculture sector;
  • Promote farming as a noble and profitable endeavor;
  • Promote the agriculture sector best practices, techniques and technology;
  • Raise funds to support capacity building and laboratory facility for the farmers;
  • Establish relevant impact of the project through advocacy and support to:
  • Recognize the outstanding individuals and groups in the field of agriculture from the various sectors in the country.

 

Our Vision:

Universal Harvester, Incorporated devotes its human and technological resources to the recovery and development of Philippine Agriculture as it partners with its primary consumer, the  farmers.

 

Our Mission:

*To safeguard the interest and welfare of our primary consumers (the farmers) by offering the vest quality fertilizers at the most reasonable cost;

*To help make farming a noble and profitable endeavor;

*To assist farmers in keeping abreast with the latest technology for maximum yield

 

Find out more by visiting www.universalharvester.com.

 

 

 

 

Universal Harvester Incorporateduses state-of-the-art technology, as it engages indirect manufacturing, local distribution and exportation of quality fertilizers  such as, Muriate of Potash (MOP), Sulphate of Potash (SOP), Hydrochloric Acid (HCl) and Sodium Hypochlorite (NaOCl). Established in 2003, UHI has already  proven its strength and continues to grow with a promising future.

 

 

 

 

 

DR. MILAGROS ONG-HOW
Executive Vice President, Universal Harvester, Inc.
TOFARM Chief Advocate

Our farmers have always been our source of sustenance since time immemorial. They till the land and work the fields, harvest the farmlands and the seas, provide us with crops, produce, meat, milk and everything else we need to experience a bountiful existence. More than anything, they deserve to be thanked and acknowledged. Through TOFARM we wish to recognize our farmers for their gifts and contributions to our country and to us, individually.

This Search and Awards for The Outstanding Farmers of the Philippines is one small way by which we can let our farmers know that we appreciate what they do. We hope that through TOFARM we can inspire more farmers to be proud of their accomplishments so that more will strive even harder to be better than they already are.

Congratulations to all the winners. Mabuhay ang magsasakang Pilipino!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JCI Philippines established in 1949, is an affiliate of the Junior Chamber International (JCI), a worldwide organization of Young Active Citizens Creating Positive Change. A membership-based non-profit organization of young adults ages 21 to 40 in 187 communities in the Philippines.  JCI Philippines is the same organization that founded the prestigious search and award initiative for “The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM)” and the “The Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL)”.

Vision: 

To be the leading global network of young active citizens.

Mission: 

To provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.

Members:

Over 6,000 young leaders, entrepreneur and active citizens throughout the Philippines

Find out more by visiting www.jciphilippines.com.
 

 

ROMMEL M. CUNANAN
TOFARM Program Director

“Sa ngalan po ng lahat ng bumubuo ng TOFARM, ako po ay nagpapasalamat sa lahat ng lumahok at tumulong sa programang ito. Isa po itong patunay na interesado at aktibo ang pribadong sektor at pamayanan sa patuloy na pag angat ng agrikultura sa ating bansa.

Ang TOFARM ay isa lamang pong maliit na hakbang para lalo pang pasiglahin ang ating mga magsasaka, mangingisda at tagapag-alaga ng hayop. Makaka-asa po kayo na aming unti-unting palalaganapin sa lahat ng sektor ang pag-ibig at pagpapaunlad sa agrikultura, lalong lao na sa kabataan, na kailangan natin makibahagi, tumulong, at pagyamanin ang sektor na ito.

Ang sapat, sagana, at ligtas na pagkain para sa lahat ay isang senyales ng isang tunay na matatag na bansa. Sa patuloy na sipag at tiyaga ng ating mga magsasaka tayo’y makakasiguro na tayong lahat ay makakabili ng murang maihahain sa ating mga hapag kainan. Ang tagumpay ng agrikultura ay siya rin ika-aasenso nating lahat.

Kaya samahan nyo po kaming muli sa mga susunod na taon, upang ipagpatuloy ang layunin ng TOFARM at ipagmalaki sa lahat na tunay na “OUTSTANDING” and Pilipinong magsasaka!