After a stint at various private corporations' IT, sales and marketing divisions, Warren Tan, 34, delved into the realm of natural and organic farming.
He learned under the expert tutelage of Gil Carandang of Laguna, Pam Henares of Bacolod, Andry Lim of Davao, and Dr. Pam Hernandez of UP, Los Banos. To further widen his horizon, he attended continued education certificate programs at PSI (Purposeful Stewardship Institute) in Makati.
After several years of working at various farm projects -- growing fruits and vegetables, and raising livestock and free range native chickens the natural and organic way -- Warren Tan is now a most sought-after consultant in the creation and building of completely sustainable natural and organic farms in the country.
His definition of organic is simply sustainable, natural and zero chemical. He abhors those farming romantics who lack a disciplined focus on the bottom line. He stresses instead an entrepreneurial approach; that is, by being pragmatic and practical always -- whether the project is small or large. He suggests, one must always ask, “Where is the money in all of this?"
The following is an example of a small scale but highly profitable project he had created:
G Foods Farm
1,000 square meters
Working farm – fruits and vegetables (500 kilos), livestock (105 pigs), poultry (1,500 native chickens), aqua (2,500 red tilapia)
Daily minimum net income: P10,000.00
Farm also has a function room that sits 50 people
Visitor's fee: P1,000.00 (includes seminar, lunch and snack)
Cost of project to build: 4 million pesos
Owners: Flerida Dy, MD and Darwin Dy, MD
Among the large scale projects he is currently working on:
Piggery and fertilizer formulation
Cost of project to build: 50 million pesos
Owner: Arnel Panganiban
Besides transforming wastelands into lucrative enterprises, Warren Tan also concocts healing fruit and vegetable fermented juices. He also co-produces an all natural livestock feeds and fertilizers. Moreover, he is the president emeritus of SheMoves, while its vice-president is Mr. Rman Lorenzo, co-owner of Sugarleaf, a raw food restaurant located in the Makati Medical Building in Makati.
Other than these endeavors, Warren Tan has begun to develop projects in Bohol to help create the province as a wellness and an agri-tourism destination.
Bohol Agriculture: Natural Piggery and Poultry Farming
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