Switch to previous version of Magzter

Try GOLD

Partners Left The Corporate World To Pursue A Successful Agricultural Social Enterprise
FARM-TO-FOLK is a social enterprise that aims to educate and empower local farmers. Adrienne Tan, and her partner, Carl Lee, the people behind Farm-to-Folk, believe that the Philippines has a really good potential for agricultural growth, and they want farmers to know that.
Nikky Necessario

Tan is a vegetarian, the principle in which her advocacy rooted. She hopes to provide affordable healthy alternatives to the modern Filipino diet, which can be quite unhealthy. She firmly believes that “what we feed our bodies becomes us.” Tan also said the love for food that she and her partner share helped in establishing their business. It was after a surfing session in Quezon that they saw a farmland near the beach, which sparked their interest to invest in farming, even if both of them did not have backgrounds in agriculture. Raised in Mindanao, Tan was exposed to farming communities. She had ideas about the grassroot problems of farmers, which they try to help resolve in Farm-to-Folk.

Both Tan and Lee took a risk and quit their corporate jobs to pursue a livelihood in agriculture. Their educational background in Industrial Engineering helped them in managing and strategizing the business and its logistics. Tan admitted that it wasn’t easy, especially because they had to learn everything from scratch. They spent about two months researching. It was in August 2018 when they finally launched Farm-toFolk with the help of their family and friends.

Continue Reading with Magzter GOLD

GoldLogo

Get unlimited access to thousands of curated premium stories and 5,000+ magazines

READ THE ENTIRE ISSUE

September 2019

MORE STORIES FROM AGRICULTUREView All
Millennial Turns Family Farm Into Successful Agribusiness
Agriculture
4 mins read
OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES CONFRONTING HIGH-VALUE FRUIT FARMERS IN MINDANAO
Agriculture
7 mins read
Couple Successfully Grows Cacao And Makes Products Without Owning A Farm Or A Factory
Agriculture
10 mins read
How To Put Up And Run A Weekend Market
Agriculture
6 mins read
He Produced 14 Tons Of Palay In One Hectare
Agriculture
3 mins read
A Farm-to-table Concept Works Best For This Organic Farming Advocate
Agriculture
8 mins read
Processing Can Triple The Income From Mangosteen
Agriculture
4 mins read
Iligan Farm Counts Value-Added Goods As A Secret To Its Success
Agriculture
5 mins read
How To Start And Run A Community Shared Agriculture Program
Agriculture
7 mins read
Nueva Ecija Cooperative Promotes Soybean Production While Creating Livelihood Opportunities For Farmers
Agriculture
3 mins read
RELATED STORIES
Gift-Wrapping This Season Trends Jazzy But Sustainable
Techlife News
2 mins read
Web Inventor Has An Ambitious Plan To Take Back The Net
AppleMagazine
2 mins read
Who Were the 2010s?
New York magazine
10+ mins read
Professor Hammer's Metalworking Tips
Classic Trucks
2 mins read
Single-Minded Stallion
Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords
5 mins read
Teen Designer, Builder, And Pilot!
Model Airplane News
1 min read
Slosh Stopper
Super Chevy
2 mins read
Encore Buenos Aires!
Business Traveler
4 mins read
11.15x51R Kurz
Handloader
8 mins read
Holiday Warm-Up
Where Chicago
1 min read