June 20, 2024

The Department of Agriculture recorded more than P49,000 sales from the vegetables and other food items it brought to Abra through the Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita rolling store.

The DA generated P49,682  from the 2,666 kilos of highland vegetables and dried fish that were brought to Abra to provide families affected by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake access to nutritious and affordable food.

The Kadiwa was divided into two teams that covered Tayum and Lagangilang and San Isidro, Pilar, and Luba Villaviciosa.

The vegetables included potatoes, bell pepper, Chinese cabbage, cabbage, chayote, cucumber, and lemon.

The community gave positive feedback about the Kadiwa because of the affordable prices and the convenience of no longer going to the public market.

The vegetables were supposed to be delivered to 12 municipalities on various dates but were sold out on July 29.

Another Kadiwa truck was mobilized and was expected to arrive in Bangued last July 30 with 2.5 tons of assorted vegetables. The Kadiwa is being facilitated by the Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division and the Agricultural Programs Coordinating Office-Abra with the assistance of the local agriculture offices. – Press release