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DA-10 brings farm, fishery products closer to consumers via Kadiwa

“Kini gimugna agi’g tubag sa gi-atubang nato karon sa COVID-19 nga crisis. Mao kini siya ang isa sa quick reponse measures nga gipahigayon sa Department of Agriculture ug dinhi sa Northern Mindanao, kita nagpahigayon ug Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita niadtong March 20 sa Barangay Canitoan,” DA-10 Regional Technical Director for Operations Carlota Madriaga said.

(Such is held as a response to COVID-19 crisis that we are experiencing. This is one of the quick response measures done by the Department of Agriculture and here in Northern Mindanao, we mobilized theKadiwa ni Ani at Kita, March 20 at Barangay Canitoan)

Madriaga further said through the Kadiwa on Wheels, products can be easily accessed by a consumer through the area’s food terminal assisted by the department by providing equipment and facilities such as freezers and weighing scales. 

A stationary reefer van, elf truck, and dairy milk vehicle will be established in a barangay’s covered court where the products will be displayed. 

Various products of Farm Grown Association of Claveria, Northern Mindanao Federation of Dairy Cooperative, Miarayon Talakag Highland Farmers Association, Truechef Choice, and Nas Agricom Enterprises are also displayed through the Kadiwa Express at DA-10 Compound, Antonio Luna St., here, April 6.

In terms of securing the area, “Ato gihapong gi-maintain ang social distancing ug ang insaktong pamaagi sa disinfection aron masiguro ang safety sa mga mamalitay. No mask, no entry pud ta dinhi (We also observe the social distancing policy and the appropriate way of disinfection to ensure the safety of the buyers. We also impose no, mask no entry in the area),” Madriaga said. 

Among the farm and fishery products that can be purchased from Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita include dressed chicken, honey, turmeric powder, sweet potato, bottle gourd, radish, squash, cucumber, banana, string beans, water yam, eggplant, avocado, chayote, and more. 

For this week, the Kadiwa On Wheels is scheduled to sell goods at Barangay Patag covering Apovel and Terry Hills, April 6; Barangay Iponan, April 7; and Xavier Estates and Camella Homes, April 8.

Kadiwa (Katuwang sa Diwa at Gawa para sa Masanang Ani at Mataas na Kita) is a marketing strategy of the DA which directly connects the food producers to the consumers, thus, lessening the cost of the products. (RTP/PIA10)

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