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AFP Teams up With DA in Providing Soldiers With Fresh Local Produce

The Kadiwa program helps provide soldiers with fresh and healthy food and local farmers with a sustainable source of income.

Over the past 11 months, the Department of Agriculture (DA) has been helping farmers sell their goods to various communities through the Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita program. The program aims to directly connect local farmers to more markets so that they would earn more and not be forced to pay middlemen.

This month, the DA has started to expand the Kadiwa at AFP program in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Headquarters at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City. It will eventually be held in all AFP camps nationwide.

“The opening of the Kadiwa project is timely and indeed pertinent to one of the most urgent needs of our citizens,” says AFP Deputy Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Antonio Ramon Lim. He adds that it benefits both parties, as soldiers would be getting a sustainable source of fresh food and the farmers will be able to sell their goods and earn amid the pandemic.

The program will be held every 15th and 30th of the month, the soldiers’ salary days. (Read: Gardening in the City? Here Are Some Tips From an Expert!)

Kadiwa goes to AFP Camp #LetsHealAsOne#supportlocalfarmers

Posted by Agribusiness Development Center (ADC) on Thursday, July 9, 2020


Partnership for a Cause

Earlier this year, the AFP signed up for the agriculture department’s urban agriculture program wherein soldiers will be provided ‘planting starter kits’ so they could their own produce even in an urban setting.

Kadiwa at AFP is an added project in the Kadiwa program; some of the other projects are Kadiwa on Wheels, direct retail, e-Kadiwa, and Farmers’ Produce.

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