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LEAF 2018 SPEAKER IN FOCUS: Josephine Costales

Mrs. Josephine Costales is a graduate of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Computer Data Processing. She is the wife of the late Ronald Costales, Father of Farm Tourism and one of the Pillars of Organic Agriculture in the Philippines. 

Mrs. Costales is now the Chairperson of the Costales Nature Farms Inc. Apart from that she is the 

  • Founding Member of Asean Mentor Entrepreneurship Network (AMEN) 
  • Director of Farm Tourism Development Council 
  • President of Philippine Farm Tourism Development Association
  • President of ATTA Farm Tourism Alliance CALABARZON 
  • Chairperson of the Board Samahan ng Organikong Industriya ng Laguna (SOIL) 
  • Board Member of Association of Tours and Travel Agencies CALABARZON (ATTA) 
  • Board member CALABARZON Organic Exchange (CORE) 
  • Chairperson of Majayjay Tourism Council in Majayjay, Laguna 
  • Member of the Technical Working Group Farm Tourism Development Act of 2016 
  • Member of Philippine Tour Operators Association
  • Member of the Tourism Congress of the Philippine

On top of all her responsibilities, Mrs. Costales is a proud mother of two children. Reden Mark, President of Costales Nature Farms and Costales Agricultural Skills Development Institute and Angelica, President of Costales Foods Philippines, Inc. which produces Porkganic – the first and only NICERT certified Organic Pork in the Philippines. And also grandmom of Bela and Ronnie.

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