A TOTAL of 165 farmers learned new techniques of vegetable farming as they finished their season-long Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan Farmers’ Training Program in Brgy. Patag, Silay City. The farmers belonged to the 64th batch who were taught proper use of fertilizers, maximizing land utilization and improving the quality of their produce.
A harvest festival was held to showcase the produce of the trainees and gave buyers the opportunity to meet prospective suppliers. In the Buyers’ Forum that followed the festival, the participants learned to market their produce in supermarkets, eventually becoming suppliers.
Guests included Ms. Cristie Angeles, assistant vice president for Livelihood of SM Foundation; Arsenio Barcelona, president of Harbest Agribusiness Coration; Duriza Oropesa, project development officer for sustainable livelihood of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Field Office VI; and May Castro, public relations manager of SM City Bacolod.