56 FARMERS including 4P’s from different Barangays in Angeles City and Mabalacat City completed the 12-week Training Program of SM Foundation’s Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan, which was administered by Harbest Agribusiness, SM Foundation’s project partner. A harvest festival preceded the graduation rites at Barangay Cutud, Villa Remedios in Angeles City. After the harvest, the farmers had an hour tour around SM Hypermarket to observe the operations and product presentation of fruits and vegetables in case they decided to be one SM’s suppliers.
Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan is a 12- step program that teaches farmers seed culture and propagation, irrigation and fertilizer application, effective backyard planting and smallscale farming techniques for fruits and vegetables with the cultivation of high yielding vegetables.
Present during the graduation ceremony were Eme Velasquez, Store Manager Hypermarket Clark, Ferdie Canlas, PSPO DSWD Region 3, Jham Pelagio, representative Dept. of Agriculture HVCDP Region 3, Eric Dagdag, Angeles City Agriculturist, and the first lady of Angeles City Mrs. Herminia Pamintuan.