CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA- RFO 10) tapped the Lantapan Vegetable Farmers Marketing Cooperative (LVFMC) in aiding farmers to market their produce through the Kadiwa on Wheels.
According to DA-10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado, the said initiative is in collaboration with the Provincial Local Government Unit (PLGU) of Bukidnon through its agriculture office and the Municipal Agriculture’s Office of Lantapan.
LVFMC Marketing Director Ranchumd Pensahan Luna shared that their cooperative has been assisting local tomato farmers in gaining market opportunities.
“With the oversupply of tomatoes in Bukidnon, we encourage local farmers to collaborate with us to gain market for their produce,” he shared.
It can also be recalled that the cooperative received one hauling truck worth P1.9 million pesos in June, this year through DA’s Enhanced Kadiwa program.
The LVFMC has an existing marketing agreement with Agri Global Ventures, Inc., which was linked by the department.
To which, LVFMC general manager Joel T. Rivera shared, that said intervention will greatly enhance their Kadiwa operations.
With the onset of the pandemic, the conduct of the Kadiwa has been renewed in order to directly link farmer-producers to their market, thus selling agri-fishery products at affordable prices due to reduced trading layers.