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Cultivating Success: The Inspirational Journeys of Two "Bida Magsasaka" Who Flourished Through Vegetable Farming

As we celebrate Vegetable Farmers' Month this August 2023, East-West Seed, a global tropical vegetable seed company, is excited to share the inspiring stories of two exceptional farmers: Johnny Gatuz and Eden Arquero. These "Bida Magsasaka" demonstrate the incredible impact of hard work, dedication, and passion in achieving success as vegetable farmers. As the saying goes, "Farming is a profession of hope," and these farmers embody that spirit in every way. Johnny Gatuz: From OFW to Thriving Farmer-Influencer Johnny Gatuz, a proud farmer's son from Bulacan, is a former Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) who is now a thriving vegetable farmer and Youtube influencer. After five years of working abroad, Johnny felt the tug of his farming roots and decided to return home to the Philippines, driven by a desire to reconnect with his agricultural roots and seek better opportunities. He took a leap of faith by renting a one-hectare farm. "I borrowed P50,000 to