CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—Farming can still work in the urban set up and even in cities like this capital city as some 200 farmers here are now undergoing a 12-week training on agricultural practices with the help of the Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan (KSK) program of the SM Foundation Inc.
The 12-week program include lectures and actual demonstrations at the at the Hansel Farm in Barangay Maimpis where farmers will be training on backyard planting, new techniques in farming methods, harvesting fruits, vegetables and other crops.
SM Foundation AVP for Outreach Programs Cristie Angeles said that the event is in a bid to help more local farmers produce quality farm produce and earn more. The program also aims at enticing more people to pursue and continue farming as a means of productive livelihood.
The Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan is under the support of the Department of Agriculture, Department of Social Welfare and Development and the City Government of San Fernando, Pampanga. In 2015 alone, Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan program has trained around 16 to 18 batches in the country.
Graduates of the training program are instructed on how to produce high-quality farm produce for the urban market. Farmers can either sell their produce with SM’s suppliers or through direct selling in urban markets near them.