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SM Foundation donates multi-purpose hall for farmers

Negros Occidental (24 June) -- The SM Foundation in cooperation with the Negros Economic Development Foundation inaugurated recently a P700,000 Multi-Purpose Hall in Brgy. Handumanan in Bacolod City.

Witnessing the event were staff from NEDF and the first batch of trained farmers from the different LGUs.

Project Director of SM Foundation, Inc. Cristie Angeles and NEDF President Wilhelmina Gonzales led the signing of the deed of donation during the program following the ceremonial cutting of ribbon and unveiling of the marker.

Gonzales expressed her gratitude to SM Foundation and honored the generosity of business tycoon Henry Sy, Sr. who made NEDF’s vision possible by delivering his promised support in building the multi-purpose hall.

Angeles, on the other hand, was thankful to the welcoming support of NEDF that also helped them realize the foundation’s goal of training more farmers to become more productive contributors to the economy. She noted that the program under Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan of SM Foundation that was piloted in Bacolod in 2007, has been replicated in SM Pampanga, SM Lucena, SM Baguio and SM Davao.

SM Foundation has conducted a Farmers Training program to around 230 farmer-beneficiaries from different towns and cities in Negros Occidental in cooperation with Harbest Agribusiness Corporation, NEDF, and the Department of Agriculture.

The Farmers Training Program started in Bacolod two years ago with 100 farmer-beneficiaries. The weekly training is handled by the Harbest Agritech agricultural technicians and gives the farmers hands-on training on high-value, off-season, and vegetable and fruit production at the NEDF Techno Farm where the multi-purpose hall is also located. (Capitol News/PIA/EAD) [top]

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