Few days before Christmas eve, the Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division continues to offer cheaper and fresh farm produce directly sold by farmers and other entrepreneurs through the “KADIWA ng Pasko” at the Department of Agriculture Ilocos Region grounds.

Ms. Corazon Valdez of AMAD said that this initiative is in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Interior and Local Government, DA-Bureau of Fisheries and Acquatic Resources, DA-National Food Authority and DA-Philippine Carabao Center.

“During the Yuletide season, our agency would like to help farmers, micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), and food processors sell their products at a lower price to consumers,” Valdez said.

One of the highlights of this month’s Kadiwa retail selling is the more affordable rice sold at only P25 per kilogram by the NFA.

Consumers can also buy fresh fish products BFAR, chicken, ham, fruits and vegetables and other value-added products.

The KADIWA ng Pasko will be open every Thursday at the DA-RFO 1 grounds, City of San Fernando, La Union, while the AMAD’s One-Stop-Agribusiness-Center is open from Mondays through Fridays.###