Davao Trainees in Veggie Production

The SM Foundation’s 39th Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan Farmers’ training program was recently launched in Brgy. Tigatto, Buhangin, Davao City. The farmer participants came from this barangay and from the other barangays of Mandog and Waan. They are now undergoing lecture and hands-on training on the improved techniques of growing high-value crops such as vegetables, melons and watermelons and sweet corn. The program has been conducted in many places in the Philippines where the SM has existing malls. One objective is for farmers to produce high-quality vegetables that they could market to SM supermarkets as well as other outlets. Many of the graduates in previous trainings have improved their economic conditions, just like Leonardo Avila III who was able to buy his own tricycle for delivering his harvests to the market. Photo shows the trainees during the ceremonial planting of seedlings.

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