CITY OF MALOLOS – Bulakenyo consumers flocked to the KADIWA Retail Selling activity of the Department of Agriculture-Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD) Regional Field Office-Cordillera Administrative Region held in front of Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium here recently as some highland vegetables from some farmers from Mankayan, Benguet were sold.
With the help of the Provincial Government of Bulacan headed by Gov. Daniel R. Fernando and Vice Gov. Alexis C. Castro through the Provincial Agriculture Office, DA-CAR have catered to hundreds of Bulakenyos who bought 2,500 kilograms of assorted fresh vegetables totaling to more than P40,000 sales in just half a day.
Several varieties of produce including Chinese cabbage, sayote, cabbage, broccoli, Baguio beans, bell pepper, carrots, cauliflower, and cucumber were sold with an affordable price of P10 to P70 per kilo.
Meanwhile, Fernando said that the province of Bulacan is one with the national government in implementing strategies that will help achieve food security as well as give aid to food producers to sustain production of affordable goods.
The conduct of KADIWA Retail Selling activity aims to benefit the consumers in Bulacan as well as to support the Cordillera farmers who are experiencing continuous influx of highland vegetable harvests specifically cabbage and Chinese cabbage at the major local trading posts in Benguet and the decrease in the frequency of traders to buy that contributed to the high volume of unsold and low prices of vegetables.