Founded by students at Brigham Young University - Hawaii, RiceUp Farmers was born out of a strong passion to improve the livelihood of Filipino farmers and help regenerate the agriculture industry in the Philippine nation. Just like any other company, it started as a small business idea to digitally connect the farmers and consumers through an app.
In preparation for the Great Ideas Business Competition hosted by the Willes Entrepreneurship Center at BYU-Hawaii, the Founder of RiceUp formed the first official board of Vice Presidents and gave them specific roles and tasks. The first main goal was to create a system to help the farmers develop their marketplace by creating online marketplaces and a mobile application. Because of their combined efforts, the RiceUp Farmers team received its first public recognition in the Great Ideas competition, and they launched the organization into Enactus, a social entrepreneurship competition.
The RiceUp team, now composed of a student management group in Hawaii and an on-site team in Pampanga, became a legal organization on April 10, 2017. As of October 2018, they have had four team visits to the Philippines, created partnerships with government and NGO groups in Hawaii and the Philippines, and won the 2018 Enactus United States National Exposition.
Come see what RiceUp Farmers has done so farmto improve the livelihood of our farmers and their families.