- Written by Denice Joelle Benosa
- Published: 05 April 2019
RED Gerundio as he explains the evolution of Agriculture for the past 50 years and the courses available for students who want to make a career in the said field.#Photo by Paulo Emmanuel Ajose, RAFIS, DA-MIMAROPA
Although there is an increase in food demand due to the rapid growth of population, lesser and lesser people are getting involved in the agriculture industry that is the primary source of food production. In the Philippines, the average age of Filipino farmers is 57 years old. A few years from now, the majority of these farmers will be retiring, and there will be lesser farmers in the country. It is also reported in 2015 that there was a 1.5% decline in the enrollment in agricultural courses. These situations pose a serious threat to the food security of the country.