Agriculture - - Exemplary -

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.

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