KSK TRAININGS GO ON AND ON
IT SEEMS there is no stopping SM Foundation from training farmers in modern production of high-value vegetables and other crops through its Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan (KSK) Farmers’ Training Program, in cooperation with Harbest Agribusiness headed by Toto Barcelona. Batch 163 in Dumaguete City finished their training recently, followed by Batch 164 in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.
A total of 111 participated in Dumaguete City who trained at the City Farm Stead in Brgy. Talay. The batch was able to come up with four Sustainability Plans, namely: Cadawinonan Farming Association will produce Siling Demonyo; Sweet Corn Farming Association will plant sweet corn; Junob Farmers Association will grow okra; and Talay Pantawid Farm will specialize in eggplant.
Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, who graced the graduation rites, promised to improve and promote the demo farm as agritourism destination in the city.
Meanwhile, the Sta. Rosa Batch 164 consisted of 106 farmers. The demo farm was at Kap. Toti Farm in Brgy. Dita, Sta. Rosa, Laguna. The participants produced cucumber, eggplant, okra, tomatoes, patola, kangkong, and honeydew melon.
Local government officials and executives of SM Foundation attended the graduation ceremonies both in Dumaguete and Sta. Rosa, Laguna.
This is how it looked after harvesting most of the vegetables in Sta. Rosa.
KSK graduates from Batch 164 in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.