FARMERS’ TRAINING. [from left] Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Director Mercedita P. Jabagat, SM Foundation AVP for Livelihood and Outreach Programs Cristie S. Angeles, and HARBEST Agribusiness Corp. President Arsenio Barcelona discuss the ongoing SM Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan Farmers’ Training Program on Sustainable Agriculture participated by Pantawid Pamilya and Sustainable Livelihood recipients.

Training venue and demonstration farm is Marilog District, Davao City. The three-month course provided inputs on Nursery Preparation, Seed Sowing, Land Preparation, Caring & Nursing of Seedling, Pruning, Trellis Preparation, Fruit Selection and Fruit Thinning, Pest and Disease Control, Irrigation & Drainage, and Postharvest Technology.

Integrated in the course is the orientation on the DSWD Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) focused on Community Driven Enterprise Development approach which covers Self Awareness, Time Management, Financial Literacy, Product Management, Participatory Livelihood Issue Analysis, and Value Chain Analysis. (DSWD)