City Gov’t, SM tie up for Training on Organic Farming
TACLOBAN CITY – The City Government under the leadership of Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez has tied up with SM Foundation Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan (KSK) to offer free Training on Organic Farming for 210 beneficiaries.
Included in the free training are 37 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).
The training on organic farming will form part of the “After Care” Initiative for the Drug Surrenderers, who are now nearing the completion of the Drug Rehabilitation Program at the DTC.
The surrenderers who are now known as Advocates need this kind of intervention so they can seamlessly assimilate back into mainstream society.
Trained Technicians from HARBEST Agribusiness Corporation will handle the lectures which will be held every Thursday (8:00 am to 5:00 pm) for three months at the 2000-square meter DTC facility in Diit, which will also serve as demo Farm.
Effective Backyard Farming and Marketing of High-value Vegetable and Crops will be taught the participants of the training, who will also be provided free farm inputs and seeds by SM Foundation’s KSK.
At the end of three months, a Harvest Festival will be held so participants will have the chance to showcase and market their farm products. –HENRY JAMES G. ROCA/CIO