in photo: DTI Rizal. SM Foundation Inc., together with 19 Farmer Entrepreneurs from SM Foundation's Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan Program.

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Rizal actively participated in the graduation ceremony of the Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan (KSK) on a Sustainable Agriculture Program, a commendable initiative by SM Foundation Inc. The ceremony took place at SM Center Angono on November 30, 2023, at 2:00 pm.

Representing DTI Rizal with pride and enthusiasm were OIC Provincial Director Cleotilde M. Duran, along with Senior Trade-Industry Development Specialist (STIDS) Marlene De Luna, TIDS Jonalyn Adaya, and Negosyo Center Angono Business Counselor Roselle Galcing.

The graduation ceremony was also attended by key partners, including the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), the Department of Agriculture (DA), the Moca Family RLearning Center, SM Mall and SM Market. These entities played crucial roles in the success of the KSK program, contributing to its holistic approach to sustainable agriculture.

Earlier, DTI-Rizal, through Negosyo Center Angono, actively engaged in the harvest activity of the KSK Beneficiaries. Nineteen (19) program graduates proudly displayed the fruits of their labor to SM Foundation and partner agencies and stakeholders.

The application of weekly training was evident in the quality of the harvest, showcasing the effectiveness of the KSK program in empowering local farmers.

KSK is an initiative of SM Foundation Inc. dedicated to fostering sustainable agriculture and empowering local farmers. The DTI Rizal’s active participation in the graduation ceremony and harvest activity reflects its commitment to supporting initiatives that contribute to the development of local communities and sustainable agricultural practices.

Date of Release: 6 December 2023