CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA)–Farmers, fisherfolk and small business entrepreneurs have already earned some P5.9 million through the “Kadiwa at Diskwento Karavan” that was started here, April 24 amid coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 contagion.
The program is a collaboration of the administration of Mayor Oscar S. Moreno through the city government’s Agricultural Productivity Office (APO), Department of Agriculture (DA), and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to help people with their livelihood and at the same time provide consumers with reasonably priced goods amid the general community quarantine measures against the spread of COVID-19.
Paul Douglas Calingin, APO’s acting assistant head, said the Kadiwa program also aims at decongesting the city’s public markets in line with the government’s campaign for people to observe physical distancing to reduce the risks of COVID-19 infections.
The Kadiwa caravan offers consumers fresh and processed agricultural products at very low prices. Products include fresh vegetables, root crops, spices, meat, eggs, and processed food, among others.
The program is like bringing the markets down to the barangays. Since April, the Kadiwa at Diskwento Karavan has done the rounds in 24 communities in the city, including the city hall grounds. (CIO/PIA10)