Quezon City to train vendors on entrepreneurship, food safety

QC to train 140 vendors on entrepreneurship, food safety, nutrition

/ 07:17 AM February 09, 2024

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FILE PHOTO: Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte says they are poised to train 140 market vendors on entrepreneurship, food safety, and nutrition, among others, following the launching of its Vendor Business School (VBS) on Thursday, February 8, 2024. INQUIRER FILES

MANILA, Philippines — Quezon City is set to train 140 market vendors on entrepreneurship, food safety, and nutrition, among others, following its Vendor Business School (VBS) launching on Thursday.

Under the program, the market vendors will undergo 10 weekly training and workshops and five months of coaching and mentoring.


Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte said VBS will promote best practices in the city’s public markets and food security targets.


“Ang Vendor Business School ay nagbibigay halaga sa estado at kapakanan ng ating mga market vendors na may mahalagang papel na ginagampanan sa pagsasaayos ng ating public markets at pagdaloy ng pagkain sa ating lungsod,” she said.

(The Vendor Business School values ​​the state and welfare of our market vendors, who have an important role in organizing our public markets and the flow of food in our city.)

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“Layunin din ng VBS na mapalago ang kanilang mga negosyo, at makibahagi sila sa pangmatagalang layunin ng Quezon City na makamit ang food security,” she added.

(VBS also aims to grow their businesses and for them to participate in Quezon City’s long-term goal of achieving food security.)

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Once the market vendors complete the training, they can be eligible for a P10,000-P20,000 grant to help their businesses.

The VBS is made with the international research group  Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) under its Resilient Cities Project.

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