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Villar SIPAG, partners give free training on farming

In January 2016, Villar SIPAG in partnership with Harbest Agribusiness Corp. and SM Foundation Inc., launched the "Kabalikat sa Kaunlaran: Farmers Training Program on Sustainable Agriculture." The 3-month program was participated by 200 farmers and farming enthusiasts from Pasig City, Pasay City, Muntinlupa City, Marikina City, Bacoor, Cavite and Las Pinas City. After three months of lecture and hands-on training, the participants reaped the fruits of their labor during the Harvest Festival on April 28, 2016. The graduates received starter kits for farming and their Certificates of Completion on April 29, 2016.

Sen. Cynthia Villar giving inspirational message to participants at the launching of "Kabalikat sa Kaunlaran" Urban Farming Training.

Launching of the first urban farming training for 2016 of the Villar SIPAG Farm School in partnership with SM Foundation and Harbest Agribusiness Corp.

During the Harvest Festival after the three-month urban farming training at the Villar SIPAG Farm School.

Villar SIPAG, in collaboration with Allied Botanical Corporation, launched the 2nd Urban Farming Seminar in March 2016. Participants who came from the different cities and municipalities of NCR have undergone 12 sessions of lectures and hands-on training on farming. The harvest festival was celebrated on June 1, 2016 and graduation rites followed on June 8, 2016 at the Villar SIPAG Farm School.

Sen. Cynthia Villar together with some participants at the launching of the 2nd Urban Farming Seminar sponsored by Allied Botanical Corp. at the Villar SIPAG Farm School

Sen. Cynthia Villar joined reaping the crops with the participants after a three-month training workshop on urban farming

Sen. Cynthia Villar and the trainees with their bountiful harvest during the harvest festival on June 1, 2016 at the Villar SIPAG Farm School

On April 15, 2016, the training on Sweet Corn Production by Villar SIPAG and Syngenta Philippines Inc. was launched at the Villar SIPAG Farm School. Senator Cynthia Villar believes that training on sweet corn production will boost the income of the farmers and will further develop the agriculture sector which will pave way for inclusive growth. The training is set to conclude on July 15, 2016 with a harvest festival and a graduation.

Sen. Cynthia Villar with the participants on Sweet Corn Production training provided by Syngenta at the Villar SIPAG Farm School

On June 2, 2016, SM Foundation Inc. also launched "Kabalikat sa Kaunlaran: Urban Gardening for Food Security," which is a part of the series of agricultural training program with Villar SIPAG. This three-month program is provided by Macondray Plastics Products Inc. and will end in September 2016.

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