Shop for fresh vegetables and fruits in the comfort of your own home.
The Department of
Agriculture in Western Visayas and the provincial government of Negros
Occidental have partnered with Eco-Agri Foundation and different
delivery companies for this marketing initiative, that would allow
residents to buy and eat fresh produce without leaving their homes,
amid the enhanced community quarantine.
The “Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita”
market opened yesterday at the Negros Food Terminal Market in Barangay
12, Bacolod City.
Residents can order the
commodities through the Grab app, and other delivery platforms, such as
the Maid in Bacolod, Tapao.ph Delivery, Juan Ride, and Tinderoo.
Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson
said that since the movement of people is limited now, and there is a
need to sell the fresh produce of the local farmers, the government
came up with this marketing initiative to help his constituents.
“I hope this strategy will
be successful...our focus now is on how to address coronavirus disease
2019, but we can’t leave behind our other programs,” he said.
He also said he is hoping that the initiative will continue beyond the ECQ.
Japhet Masculino said, “What is unique about the Negrense Kadiwa in
connecting production to the market is the use of digital marketing.”
“We put up a market place
for delivery system running on partner applications, not just
individual sellers. It is also open for walk-in clients,” he said.
Remelyn Recoter, DA Western
Visayas director, said this mode of marketing will help the local
farmers sell their produce and for the community under quarantine to
buy fresh farm products.
The DA Western Visayas will
facilitate the delivery of surplus products from other provinces, as
well as issue Food Lane Vehicle Pass and Inter-Agency Task Force ID
cards to partner riders, she said.
“The five delivery partners
will order products to Kadiwa from their respective online
applications. The Kadiwa personnel will immediately prepare the orders
placed before the arrival of the delivery partner in the market,” she
Consumers can order
agricultural produce from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, while walk-in buyers
will be accommodated as long as they observe proper protocols to
prevent the spread of Covid-19.*