Farmers, fisherfolk earned P6B selling directly to LGUs-D.A.
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Filipino farmers and fisherfolk have earned at least P6 billion by selling their produce to local government units (LGUs) that directly procured their constituents’ food requirements during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns. During a webinar organized by the BusinessMirror and Fiera de Manila Inc., Agriculture Assistant Secretary Kristine Y. Evangelista disclosed that about 442 LGUs nationwide have bought P6 billion worth of farm produce. The transactions were made possible through the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) flagship market-linkage program Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita. The program seeks to “ensure that food commodities are made available and accessible in high consumer demand areas, particularly among the low-income families.”
Arcalas, J. E. Y. (2020, September 1). Farmers, fisherfolk earned P6B selling directly to LGUs—D.A. Business Mirror, pp. A1, A2.
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