2. Social activities are valued by youth since they provide a venue for entertainment, a healthy outlet after a hard day's work and a forum for interaction with people of their own age group.
3. Programmes for rural youth are feasible areas for investment by the government and the private sector. The phenomena of unemployment, underemployment and migration tend to recur over time. Thus programmes for rural youth should be outlined and adopted as a strategy for the development of the human capital in the agricultural sector. In most cases, rural youth a re provided with skills training applicable only in urban situations. A change is needed in making skills acquired in the urban areas applicable to rural conditions.
4. Small-scale rural enterprises must be actively pursued if the mass exodus to the cities is to be curtailed. The youth in the rural areas should be trained in skills that complement rural development work in farming, forestry and fishing. Alternative rural settlement projects, practical skills training and innovative projects which are needed in the rural areas would check rural-urban migration and encourage the youth to stay close to their traditions, families and roots.
5. Increased emphasis should be given to providing rural youth with civic and social tools to organize themselves to work productively in the farm, home and society. Cultural outreach programmes, informal pre-school education, values development and literacy classes for children, agri-business and environmental protection activities are some areas of possible involvement.
Future Farmers of the Philippines (FFP) is a national organization of boys enrolled in agricultural schools and colleges and other post-secondary students taking related agricultural courses. The FFP aims towards the development of leadership in agriculture, moral character, cooperation, community service, industry and austerity, sportsmanship, civic conscience and awareness of youth to the social environment.