Farmers’ coop wishes next admin to continue Kadiwa program


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BAGUIO CITY – A farmers cooperative on Wednesday expressed hope that the administration beneath President-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. will continue the “Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita” Program of the Division of Agriculture (DA) and begin assigning fastened places for its stores. “For us who saw it, we will say it's a good program that can be pursued and continued because it may assist the farmers,” Liby Ngaseo of the Bosigan Multipurpose Cooperative based mostly in Mankayan Benguet stated in Ilocano in a telephone interview. He stated the one challenge they encountered with the program is its sustainability because the location of its shops modifications repeatedly preventing patrons from returning to purchase more provides. “It will be greatest if fastened places can be offered the place consumers can commonly go and buy their supplies because of the schedule modifications so typically, the consumers won't depend on it and should settle with different advertising areas the place they will repeatedly purchase their produce,” he stated. Ngaseo stated this system has taught them "crop programming," a system being pushed by the Division of Agriculture and the provincial authorities of Benguet to keep away from an oversupply of sure commodities.It also addresses the soil fertility drawback wherein farms recurrently producing the same commodity results in low-quality soil that also affects the manufacturing. “We now have to assign particular commodities to specific farmers to that we will maintain the needs of this system where we have now to frequently provide the availability,” he stated. Ngaseo stated this system helps farmers not only with advertising but in addition with transporting their produce. Dr. Cameron Odsey, Regional Director of the DA within the Cordillera, stated the concept of the Kadiwa was popularized in the course of the time of Bongbong's father, former President Ferdinand Marcos Sr., when facilities have been established to sell agricultural merchandise at low value. “Pwedeng bumili ang mga mamamayan doon ng provide nila at restricted amount para makabili at marami ang maka-avail ng murang presyo (The individuals can purchase their provides there at minimal amount in order that more individuals would additionally have the ability to buy low cost merchandise),” Odsey stated. He stated the Kadiwa Program of Agriculture Secretary William Dar has allowed the company to assist farmers and small agriculture entrepreneurs by providing an outlet for their merchandise, especially in the course of the pandemic when most retailers have stopped operation. Apart from the Kadiwa stores going round totally different locations bringing totally different agricultural merchandise, the totally different DA workplaces in the totally different areas have also established Kadiwa Centers inside their compounds that accommodate farmers' recent products or processed goods. (PNA)