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SM Foundation launches “Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan” sustainable agriculture program in Bataan

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SM Foundation, Inc. continues its dedication to sustainable development and community empowerment by launching its “Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan” (KSK) program on sustainable agriculture in Abucay and Samal.

The initiative, which aims to enhance the livelihoods of Abukenyos and Samalenos and to promote sustainable farming practices, was officially launched at SM City Bataan Event Center on May 16, 2024.

This year, 130 farmers from the municipalities of Abucay and Samal are participating in the KSK program. The event was attended by SM Foundation Assistant Vice President for Livelihood and Outreach Programs Cristie Angeles, along with representatives from various partner government agencies, including D planners, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), and the Municipal Agriculture Offices of Abucay and Samal.

“This initiative is not just a partnership; it’s a witness to the power of cooperation and collective efforts in uplifting communities. Through SM Foundation’s Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan program, we aim to bring modern and sustainable farming skills in both rural and urban communities to help farmers have food on their table and have potential economic opportunities,” said Marbie Kaneko, Assistant Mall Manager of SM City Bataan.

“Hindi lamang kayo basta beneficiary kundi kayo ang aming mga partners at stakeholders. Isa kayo sa mga magiging inspirasyon namin at ng bawat isa upang mapaganda at maging masagana ang buhay ng bawat isa,” said SM Foundation Assistant Vice President for Livelihood and Outreach Programs Cristie Angeles.

The launch of SMFI’s Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan in Bataan marks a new phase in SM Foundation’s mission to promote sustainable agriculture and empower farming communities throughout the country. By converging collaborative partnerships and implementing innovative solutions, SMFI continues to strive for an innovative and more sustainable future for all.

For more information about SM Foundation and its programs, please visit www.sm-foundation.org. | SM CITY BATAAN PRESS RELEASE

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