NINETY THREE farmers successfully finished the 12-week Rural and Urban Farmers Training Program sponsored by SM Foundation, Inc. recently. The 183rd batch of farmers under the Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan (KSK) Farmers Training Program were trained on production of organic high-value crops and updated farm technologies for fruit and vegetable crops through Harbest Agribusiness Corporation.
The project was made possible by Harbest Agribusiness, Department of Agriculture, Department of Social Welfare and Development, SM Supermalls-SM City Olongapo, SM Markets – Supermarker/Hypermarket, Savemore Iba and the Local Government of Iba, Zambales.
SM Foundation’s KSK Program helps bring back hope in farming by updating the agricultural knowledge of farmers. For 12 weeks, farmers are taught on effective backyard planting and small-scale farming techniques. This helps improve the quality and quantity of their crops as well as provide food for their families. They are being assisted especially those who form cooperatives by linking them to local markets and SM suppliers for a more stable source of income.