Talavera, Nueva Ecija—Farmers from the provinces of Nueva Ecija and Zambales  completed their 12-week-long training program under SM Foundation’s Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan Farmers’ Training Program. They comprised KSK batches 182 and 183.

‘UPO’ HARVEST. Representatives from the SM Group—SM City Cabanatuan assistant mall manager Joanne Bondoc, Savemore Talavera store manager Jayson Ramirez, Savemore market area manager Ana Bustamante, Savemore market AVP Rey Del Valle, and Savemore market president Jojo Tagbo—join farmers from Talavera, Nueva Ecija in harvesting their ‘upo’ or bottle gourds during the Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan Farmers’ Training Program over the weekend.

Batch 182, composed of 104 graduates, held their harvest festival at at Brgy. Caaninalpihan, Talavera, Nueva, Ecija with the program’s partner stakeholders—SM City Cabanatuan, Savemore Talavera, Harbest AgriBusiness Corp., Department of Agriculture, and the Talavera local government.

Meanwhile, 92 participants of KSK batch 183 completed their training in Brgy. Palanginan, Iba, composed of farmers, indigent recipients of 4Ps, indigenous peoples, and senior citizens from different barangays.

Source: Manila Standard