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From adversity to abundance: The triumph of mothers in urban gardening

Mheryll with a fellow KSK famer in SM City San Lazaro’s Urban Garden The world is steadily redefining how cities are deemed. Through the transformative power of urban gardening, cities are no longer concrete jungles but vibrant oases, teeming with life greenery.  As urban gardening takes root, it allows people to rediscover the bountiful benefits … Continued

Iloilo farmer sees new tomorrow in agribusiness

Iloilo City farmerand KSK alumna Rita Soltis Many passionate and devoted farmers continue to explore ways to address the age-old challenge of making agriculture a viable livelihood. They continue to seek ways to improve efficiency and yield as they play a key role not only in the country’s economy but also in securing access to … Continued

From passion to prosperity

KSK alumna Virgie with some of her mushroom chicharon products Gone are the days when farming was viewed as a backbreaking profession with limited growth potential. With the advent of modern practices, agriculture is emerging as a field ripe with profitability and positive impact. Virgie showcases her products at a Women’s Month fair in Angeles … Continued

Public-Private Partnership for Sustainable Agriculture

Sr. Vice President and SM Cares Program Director for Disability Affairs Engr. Bien Mateo and SM Foundation AVP for Livelihood and Outreach Cristie Angeles join the harvest festival in Zambales. In the Philippines, agriculture is the backbone of many communities. But for far too long, farmers have struggled with outdated methods and limited resource access.  … Continued

Bountiful harvests, holiday cheers in communities

SM Foundation’s Livelihood and Outreach Programs pave paths on the ground to champion agripreneurship and ensure swift relief when challenges hit the country. Through the program, public and private institutions joined forces and bring together agricultural experts and fellow farmers to share the latest in agripreneurship– from farming techniques and soil management to business management. … Continued

Sowing the seeds of lasting change

Farmers from Zamboanga showcase their crops during the harvest festival In the midst of our busy lives, we often encounter moments of inspiration that have the power to create positive change. Such moments invite us to reflect on our potential for social good. Years ago, Henry “Tatang” Sy Sr. embodied this spirit. Driven by an … Continued

SM Foundation marks graduation of farmers

KSK-SAP farmer beneficiaries from Zambales with SM Foundation’s partners. After 14 weeks of intensive modern agricultural training, SM Foundation proudly celebrated the graduation of farmer beneficiaries from its Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan on Sustainable Agriculture Program (KSK-SAP). The events signify a crucial step towards sustainable farming practices and economic empowerment for marginalized farmers. In Central Luzon, … Continued

KSK Farmer: ‘Nasa puso ko ang pagtatanim’

KSK-SAP Alumna Christina Pabor joins the SM Sunday Market at SM City Calamba. For many, farming is a way of life. They gain a profound sense of purpose when they cultivate the land, plant seeds, and harvest fruits and vegetables that will nourish not just their families but an entire community. Cristina Lumor-Pabro, a Kabalikat … Continued

SM Foundation bolsters agri-enterprises with KSK Farmers’ Market

SM group’s corporate social responsibility arm, SM Foundation Inc. (SMFI) has innovated its social good programs to better serve its stakeholders, especially those in grassroots communities. One of the efforts launched by SMFI is the Kabalikat Sa Kabuhayan (KSK) Farmer’s Market Day, where KSK program alumni were given the opportunity to strengthen their learnings, market … Continued

Pasay farmers graduate from SM’s sustainable agriculture training

Some KSK Pasay graduates with their quality produce “If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.” This is what SM Foundation (SMFI) believes in as it touches the lives of farmers across the country through its Kabalikat … Continued

SMFI KSK: Spreading Social Good through multisector approach

KSK farmers from Davao harvesting their produce. Agriculture plays a significant role in the Philippine economy. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), agriculture contributes an average of 20 percent to the Gross Domestic Product of the country. This output comes mainly from agribusiness, which in turn accounts for about … Continued

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