Benjie brings a great balance of management and practical farming experience to his role as Farm Coordinator. He has been with Hope for the Nations Philippines since 2003 in various positions including Project Manager and Livelihood Officer. In 2018, Benjie built the test farm in preparation for Hectares of Hope. In 2019, he completed Natural Farming Training (TMFI – Tribal Mission Foundation International) and received his Organic Agriculture Production National Certificate II from TESDA (Technical Education and Skills Development Authority). Benjie also holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Management Accounting. He is passionate about farming and helping those who are willing to learn and be trained in Agriculture and Sustainable Livelihood.
relevant professional experience and skills
Certificate in Organic Agriculture Production NCII, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
This national competency certificate covers skills for the production of organic farm products such as chicken and vegetables including producing of organic supplements such as fertilizer, concoctions and extracts. It has two (2) elective competencies which are on raising organic hogs and raising organic small ruminants.
certificate, slope agricultural land technology (salt) seminar, Mindanao Baptist Rural Life Center Foundation Inc.
SALT is a farming approach and technique for working on lands with varied topographic relief. The technology aims to increase production over time while eliminating erosion and land degradation. This technique was pioneered in the Davao region in the 1970’s.
Certificate in “Training of Trainers”, Community Health Evangelism Program, Well of Life Community Development Inc.
The Community Health Evangelism (CHE) program is an approach used by hundreds of churches and organizations across the world. CHE equips communities to identify the problems in their community and mobilize their own resources to create sustainable and effective solutions.
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