LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS BUY P1.58 BILLION FROM FARMERS AND FISHERMEN DISTRIBUTED AS FOOD PACKS
A total of 245 local government units (LGUs) have responded to the call of the Department of Agriculture for the purchase of goods from local farmers and fishermen for distribution as food packs to affected residents under ECQ.
Agriculture Secretary William Dar happily reported today that since the start of the ECQ, tons of farm and fishery products have been bought from local farmers and fishermen that were later given as food packs.
“The LGUs are our primary partners in cascading our sectoral interventions on production to consumption, marketing included. We would like to involve them in the entire value chain to make sure that our support mechanisms reach targeted beneficiaries,” Dar said.
The agri-fishery products range from palay, milled rice, corn, vegetables, fruits, pork, chicken, fish, and spices. Their sales were monitored by the DA’s Regional Field Offices (RFOs) through their respective Agribusiness Marketing and Assistance Dvision (AMAD). #coronavirusimpact #COVID19PH