SM Foundation teams up with seed company for free farming seminars
The SM Foundation, in collaboration with Harbest Agribusiness, will hold free farming and gardening seminars in 15 sites nationwide.
SM Foundation has a sustainable agriculture program dubbed Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan that aims to promote food security and provide extra income to participants.
Harbest Agribusiness started as an importer and distributor of seeds in 1997. It has since expanded its product line to include plastic materials such as mulching film and seedling trays, irrigation and greenhouse systems, power sprayers, and hand tractors.
SM Foundation launched the program last year to teach smart farming methods in limited spaces or backyards of households. The seminar lasts for 12 weeks and is free.
Participants will be taught how to recycle containers into panting pots that they can do in their backyards.
The crops that will be grown during the training are ampalaya, eggplant, lettuce, okra, radish, sweet potato, and watermelon among others.
Some 467 individuals attended the seminars last year.
SM Foundation also partners with the social work and development department for entrepreneurship trainings for farmer-participants.
Below is the KSK Farmers Training Program schedule for the year.