During the matching session, nine participants have agreed to partner with SMFI.
SMFI's growership program will play a pivotal role in its P2.2 billion integrated feed mill plant in Sta.
Also present were SMFI
AVP for Livelihood and Outreach Cristie Angeles, Savemore Dumaguete Assistant Store Manager Arnel Moso, DSWD SLP Project Development Officer Jesse Jan Plaza, Barangay Talay Captain Hon.
SMFI has been either constructing, renovating and/or rehabilitating old and dilapidated health facilities into FTS Centers since 2002.
SMFI also handles the maintenance and upkeep of completed health centers.
The modern-day farmer, which SMFI hopes to create for the future, is one who is empowered both in technology, financing and market access, thereby ensuring the sustainability of their livelihood, said Chito Macapagal, corporate affairs head and board of trustee of SMFI.
SMFI VP (under which KSK falls) Cristie Angeles has graduated for the first quarter this year close to a thousand rural and urban farmers, who are all determined to produce food crops not just for their personal/family needs but for the needs of all Filipinos.
Because of the success and testimonials of the farmer-graduates, SMFI has continued the program.
To see the program through, SMFI has partnered with Harbest AgriBusiness Corp., which conducts 12 weekly sessions on the farming of high-value crops, fruits and vegetables.
During the recent program launch in this town's Sitio Candinayla, in Barangay Poblacion, SMFI
Assistant Vice-President for Livelihood and Outreach Cristie Angeles expressed optimism that the said undertaking would help beneficiaries improve their income.