To continuously provide low-priced agricultural products and cater to the vegetable needs of the earthquake-hit communities in Abra province, the Department of Agriculture-Cordillera (DA-CAR) through its Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD) facilitates another KADIWA on Wheels which started August 2, 2022.
The receptiveness and clamor of the visited municipalities in Abra during the KADIWA last week, July 29-30, have pushed for the mobilization of another wave of KADIWA in the province, this time with a bigger volume of agricultural products to offer.
The two KADIWA trucks arrived in Bangued, Abra at 3:00 PM today. Loaded with 6,800 kilograms of assorted vegetables and fruits, these trucks are en-route to the municipalities of San Juan and Lagangilang where the partner local government units and community members are awaiting.
On sale agricultural products are those with longer shelf life namely cabbage, Chinese cabbage, chayote, potato, beans, lemon, and cucumber. Unsold products will be brought to Dolores municipality the following day.
“The KADIWA price is far cheaper compared to the usual market price which is very helpful, especially to the people of Abra. Aside from that, we also help the Benguet farmers sell their produce so it is a win-win situation,” remarked Dr. Rosemarie B. Tesoro, DA-CAR Agricultural Programs Coordinating Officer for Abra.
The KADIWA Program aims to bring safe, nutritious, and affordable agricultural products more accessible and closer to the communities to cater to their vegetable needs.
Meanwhile, the DA-RFO I, in coordination with the DA-CAR and Abra-Provincial Agriculture Office, mobilized a KADIWA in the province on August 1. They brought at least 2,000 kgs of fish products, dressed chicken, and some food items like cooking oil, fish sauce, chips, dried fish, and native garlic. The region’s one-day KADIWA recorded a total sales of Php299,496.40.