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Livelihood and Enterprise Development
Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc. Programmes
Sanayan sa Kakayahang Agrikultura (1985-2013)
The Sanayan sa Kakayahang Agrikultura (SAKA) was created in 1985, two years after SKIL was launched. It is offered to sons and daughters of farming families with small land holdings. As an agricultural skills training programme, it is designed to improve farm productivity and management of either lowland or upland farming. It is also intended to help alter the stigma placed in farming, and the lack of interest of young people to invest their future in the farm.
Integrated Farming Bio-systems (1989-present)
STF espouses the Integrated Farming Bio-systems (IFBS) designed to promote sustainable benefits of crop production and animal agro-forestry, conversion of farm wastes into bio-organic fertilizers with microbial inoculants, and farm entrepreneurship. It also addresses farm problems on soil erosion, fishpond water and soil pollution, and the high cost of inputs like fertilizers, pesticides, and seeds.
Shell Training Farms
Shell Training Farms (STFs) were established to help increase agricultural yields and address the plight of marginalised farmers by demonstrating the latest agricultural technologies and most sustainable practices in agriculture.
PSFI programmes on Integrated Farming Bio-Systems, Sanayan sa Kakayahang Pangangalakal, and Community Skills and Accreditation Program are also taught in STFs.
Today, only STF-Bombon and STF-Pililla (Rizal) remain operational.
Sanayan sa Kakayahang Pangangalakal (1994-present)
Sanayan sa Kakayahang Pangangalakal (SKP) provides residents in poverty-stricken areas the technical assistance and access to microcredit necessary to establish and expand small enterprises. As such, SKP helps improve income, especially in areas where employment opportunities are limited.