The Department of Agriculture in Western Visayas, in partnership with the Capiz Electric Cooperative Inc., launched the Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita market outlet in Roxas City Saturday, to provide farmers with direct market linkage and to make agricultural products more affordable to the public.
DA6 regional executive director Remelyn Recoter, Capelco Board of Director for Roxas City Estephen Elson Londres, and Institutional Department head Engr. Jovencio Villagracia, led the ribbon-cutting ceremony and signing of a memorandum of agreement.
Agri-fishery products from different towns of Capiz, such as organically-grown fruits, vegetables, root crops, herbs, dried fish, and other agricultural processed goods will be sold at lower prices to consumers on Saturdays twice a month, a press release from the DA said.
“The Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita is the primary program of the Department of Agriculture, under the leadership of Secretary William Dar, where we are helping our partners to increase their income in collaboration with the local government units and private companies by bringing the produce of the farmers closer to them,” Recoter said.
The DA-partnered farmer-group exhibitors are the Eddsring Farm of Dumalag, Capayao Integrated Farmers Association of Panitan, Dads Farm of Maayon, Ebangz Mushroom of Maayon, Martin’s Farm of Panitan, and Lorna’s Gourmet Products of Dumulog, Roxas City.
During the opening day of the market outlet, the six farmer-group exhibitors generated a total income of P46,100.
The Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita activity has been helping small farmers associations and cooperatives sell their produce directly to the consumers since the onset of Covid-19 pandemic up to this time, the press release added.*