Following 14 weeks of training on modern agricultural practices, SM Foundation proudly marked the graduation of farmer beneficiaries from its Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan on Sustainable Agriculture Program (KSK-SAP).
The graduation ceremony was held in various locations across Mindanao, including Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, General Santos City, and Zamboanga.
The farmer trainees of KSK-SAP underwent a series of comprehensive trainings on the cultivation and management of a diverse range of crops, modern techniques, and best practices for planting, tending, and harvesting crops, promoting sustainable agricultural practices to help increase their productivity.
Equipping them with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the ever-changing agricultural landscape and enabling them to contribute to the nation’s food security and economic development, KSK-SAP and its partners also conducted lectures on 14 life principles of Henry Sy Sr., financial literacy, and business and livelihood development.
The graduation ceremony was capped with market tours, harvest festivals, and awarding ceremonies.
Since 2007, the KSK-SAP has fueled the farming and entrepreneurial capabilities of over 28,000 marginalized rural and urban farmers nationwide. Some of the farmers’ training graduates have become seasonal suppliers within the SM group and other local markets.
SM Foundation’s KSK-SAP is conducted in partnership with SM Supermalls, TESDA, DA, DSWD, DOST, DTI, and partner farm schools.