Many universities in the Philippines are discovering that agricultural studies are gaining popularity.
While agriculture may not have been a profitable endeavor in the past, the opportunity many students have now of acquiring experience abroad has opened up new doors to them. As a result more and more students are signing up and universities are experiencing a significant growth in registration to their agricultural courses.
This opportunity is in large part due to the Agrostudies program. Students from a number of universities have been interning on elite farms in Israel, while continuing their academic studies on campuses across the country. This has provided them with a golden opportunity to obtain valuable hands on experience in different areas of farming, including planting, irrigation, plant protection, greenhouse maintenance, animal care and vaccination and a whole lot more.
While agriculture in the Philippines is still developing and lacks much of the knowledge and technology that exists in Israel, these students leave the program with an in depth understanding of the most advanced and large scale farming techniques.
This makes them an asset both within their home country and around the world.
Some of these students return to their home country to build and develop their own farms, some of them find themselves in teaching positions where they can instruct others and pass on some of the knowledge and experience they acquired.
However, many of them find themselves sought after by foreign companies. They continue working abroad in countries such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States and even Saudi Arabia where they are in great demand. In fact, the biggest employer of Agrostudies graduates from Tarlac College is Al Marai in Saudi Arabia.
This is a wonderful example of the interconnection between the different nations of the world, fostering mutual aid and benefits. This intricate web binds the world closer together creating even the most surprising connections, such as that between Israel and Saudi Arabia, a connection that is weaved through the Philippines and the students whose greatest asset is their drive to learn.