SM’s Kabalikat Sa Kabuhayan: A greener path for Batangas Farmers
KSK farmers from Batangas harvest their produce.
A better and greener path is ahead of the 25 farmers from Padre Garcia, Batangas as they recently graduated from SM Foundation’s (SMFI) Kabalikat Sa Kabuhayan (KSK) on Sustainable Agriculture.
Under the KSK Batch 228, the said farmers were equipped with modern farming techniques that will enable to have quality produce—which they may consume at home or sell for additional source of income.
Each farmer was given experiential learning on land preparation, proper seed sowing, transplanting, plastic mulching and harvesting, among others. Aside from agri-production training, they were also linked with prospective markets and assisted in forming cooperatives - which opens economic opportunities for the said small scale farmers.
Through the knowledge that they acquired from the training, the KSK farmers were able to harvest quality produce.
This social good program is in partnership with SM Supermalls, SM Markets, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Tourism (DOT), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), MoCa Family Farm RLearning Center, and local government units.
25 farmers from Batangas recently finished the Kabalikat Sa Kabuhayan on Sustainable Agriculture.
SM’s Kabalikat Sa Kabuhayan (KSK) aims to bring modern and sustainable farming skills in both rural and urban communities to help farmers have food on their table and have potential economic opportunities. To date, the program has trained more than 28,500 farmers from more than 900 cities/municipalities nationwide.