May 21, 2024

Micro, small, and medium entrepreneurs in the Cordillera showcased their products in Baguio City during the Kadiwa Farmer’s Market.

The Department of Labor and Employment and Department of Agriculture-Cordillera held a Kadiwa Farmer’s Market in Malcolm Square in Baguio City from April 27 to 30 with the theme “Sa Bagong Pilipinas: Manggagawang Pilipino, Kabalikat at Kasama sa Pag-asenso”.

The participants who joined the activity, which was held in celebration of the 122nd Labor Day, included DOLE assisted livelihood projects from Abra, Apayao, Ifugao, Kalinga, and Mountain Province.

The Kadiwa Farmer’s Market were composed of organizations and associations, namely Itogon Civil Society Organization, Astwo Enterprises (Vegetable snack, nutritious snacks, sweet and spicy vinegar, strawberry alamang), Andrew Food Products, Blue Dolymaks Bakeshop, Azelbren’s Spice and Food Products, Sugarshack Food Products Trading, Pink Ladies Association, Kadaclan Village, Mothers Beadscraft and Crochet Organization, Badihoy Beekeepers Association, Solo Parent Association of Leonilla Hill, Pacdal Cultivators Association, Jonicaz Food Products, Barangay Loakan Organic Farmers Association, Baguio City Farmers Agriculture Cooperative, Happy Hallow Agriculture SLPA, and Miss Bee’s Food and Beverage Stand.

The activity intended to assist farmers and organizations in promoting their products and to recognize local items in Baguio City that allows laborers to be rewarded for their work and talents.

Aside from providing a venue for business, it also demonstrated the skills and talents of Benguet in creating items and crafts. Azzesah Jane Lubrin