From providing farmer’s training to opening farmer’s market, SM Foundation Inc.’s (SMFI) Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan (KSK), a multi-stakeholder project, will shift its activities in helping its farmer graduates by providing market exposure through pop-up booths at SM Malls.
KSK on Sustainable Agriculture Program aims to bring sustainable farming technologies and training in both rural and urban communities to help farmers bring food on their table while creating economic opportunities for them.
“The program does not end on the graduation, rather it’s the start of the continuous support”, says SMFI AVP Cristie Angeles.
With over 26,776 farmers trained in high-value crops all over the country, the scholarship program continues to enhance farmer’s skills by encouraging them to become entrepreneurs amidst economic challenges, changing weather conditions, and limited planting space and resources.
The SM Malls in Tarlac, Pampanga, and Cabanatuan open KSK Farmer’s Market to customers every Friday. In SM City Olongapo, the market is open from Friday to Saturday every week. KSK Farmer’s Market is open for the whole year of 2022.