CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA)–Amid the coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 crisis, farmers and consumers continue to benefit from the Kadiwa on Wheels program of the Department of Agriculture (DA)-10 in two barangays here this week.
Spearheaded by the Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD), DA-10 continues its collaboration with the City Agriculture Office and farmer-associations in bringing agri-fishery products directly to the consumers in barangay Balulang and Gusa, here.
Johanie Buaya of the Canitoan Farmer’s Association Multi-Purpose Cooperative is thankful that they were able to dispose their produce saying, “Before, our eggplants rotted since we have difficulty in disposing them. Through DA’s Kadiwa on Wheels, we earned around P40,000 a day.”
The same response was also shared by True Chef Sales Representative Regel Capuyan, “The Kadiwa on Wheels really helped us with our sales when we had an oversupply. We sought DA’s assistance for a possible market and Kadiwa was the answer.”
On the other hand, Roland Yañez from the Miarayon Highland Farmer’s Association of Talakag, Bukidnon was happy to share their fresh produce to the consuming public during this quarantine period.
Aside from fruits and vegetables, poultry and milk products from other farmer associations and cooperatives were also sold. “I am thankful that we are able to purchase our kitchen needs all in one place and at an affordable price. It was also facilitated well and social distancing was properly observed,” said Marilou Pasa, a resident of Villa Angela, Balulang.
Meanwhile, DA will continue its Kadiwa on Wheels in barangay Lapasan, here, April 24 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.(DA10/PIA10)