253 Farmers finish training on Organic Farming
TACLOBAN CITY (CIO) – Some 253 Taclobanons who underwent a free training on Organic Farming- a tie up project of the SM Foundation Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan (KSK) and the City Government of Tacloban through Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez, had its graduation at the Tacloban City Training Center on Friday, October 27, 2017.
Included in the number were 38 Drug Surrenderers of the Daily Therapeutic Center (DTC) – a Community-based Drug Rehabilitation Facility under the New Beginnings Program of the Local Government Unit (LGU).
Trained Technicians from HARBEST Agribusiness Corporation handled the lectures which were held every Thursday (8:00 am to 5:00 pm) for three months at the 2000-square meter DTC facility in Diit, which also served as demo Farm.
The graduates were taught Effective Backyard Farming and Marketing of High-value Vegetable and Crops during the training; they were also provided free farm inputs and seeds by SM Foundation’s KSK.
A Harvest festival was held prior to the graduation on Friday, which highlighted the organic vegetables and other agricultural products grown in the Demo Farm in Diit. – Henry James Roca, Photo by Alex Alamos