By Glen S. Ramos
MANILA — The Department of Agriculture (DA)-Cagayan Valley Regional Field Office (RFO) provided assistance to Itbayat farmers by transporting their garlic produce from the Sual Port in Pangasinan to Metro Manila through the agency’s Kadiwa trucks.
The Itbayat Garlic Producers Association from Batanes delivered a total of 600 kilograms of garlic to the DA Kadiwa Center in Quezon City last September 14, 2022.
Through the DA-Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Service (AMAS), some institutional buyers picked up P78,000 worth of garlic they ordered the following day.
The DA-AMAS has been assisting different farmer cooperatives and associations with the delivery of 691.95 kilograms of garlic amounting to P72,786 from February to July 2022.
DA-Cagayan Valley RFO said it will continue to assist garlic farmers through its different agri-business programs. (ai/mtvn)