DA-10 partners with Oro mall for ‘Farm to Market’ showcase
By : Mindanao Today/07:37:13pm 08/01/2021
Department of Agriculture-10 and LimKetkai Center's partnership for ‘Farm to Market’ showcase aims to provide access to fresh agri-produce at reasonable prices. (DA-10 photo)
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – To provide access to fresh agricultural produce at reasonable prices, the Department of Agriculture–Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) partnered with Limketkai Center as they open the ‘Farm to Market’ recently.
On the conceptualization of the event, Remy Lou Hojas-Along, lease marketing officer, shared “In celebration of Nutrition Month this July, we decided to collaborate with DA-10 to provide fresh fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products to mallgoers straight from the farmers themselves. This is also our help to farmers for them to gain a market despite this pandemic.”
Spearheaded by the Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD) of DA-10, the agency tapped exhibitors such as the Miarayon Highland Farmers Association, Farmgrown Association of Claveria, Manzano Farm and CNQ Organic Supplements.
Other exhibitors also include Mommy Sha Tablea, Jangkoy Marketing, Herbs & More by Urban Greens, Bukidnon Milk Company–CDO and RTB Variety Store.
Minda L. Agbo of MIHFA expressed her gratitude for being invited to the agricultural showcase.
“We thank DA-10 and Limketkai for this initiative as it helped us gain an outlet for our products; thereby creating more livelihood opportunities for our members of the association.”
Said trade fair will run from July 15- 31, 2021 at the Limketkai Center Rotunda.
Meanwhile, Fire victims from the city of Cagayan de Oro received food packs and assorted vegetable seeds from the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) on July 15, 2021.
A total of 18 beneficiaries each received a food pack containing Adlai cookies, Adlai cereals and fresh bananas as well as assorted vegetable seeds.
Field Operations Division Chief Luisito S. Ofngol encouraged the beneficiaries to venture into urban gardening, especially during this pandemic and to submit proposals to the agency for other possible assistance. (DA-10 with reports from AMB Manto)