SM Foundation Inc. (SMFI) recently launched its 261st batch of Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan (KSK) on Sustainable Agriculture Program at Farmers Training Center, Brgy. Tagumabo, Gerona, Tarlac.
The program is in partnership with the Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Tourism (DOT), SM Markets, SM Supermalls, and St. Isidore “The Farmer” Learning Center, Inc.
“In behalf of local government of Gerona and agriculture office, we are grateful to SM for choosing our farmers in the municipality as one of the beneficiaries”, said Acting Municipal Agriculturist Ms. Revilyn Yadyadoc in her speech.
SM’s KSK on Sustainable Agriculture Program is a farmer’s training which helps bring back hope in farming by updating the agricultural knowledge of our farmers. For 14 weeks, farmers are taught on effective backyard planting and small-scale farming techniques for fruits and vegetables. This helps improve the quality and quantity of their crops as well as provide organic food for their families. The program also assists farmers who form cooperatives by linking them to local markets and SM suppliers for a more stable source of income.