Kadiwa stalls to open in 66 locations nationwide
At least 66 Kadiwa sites will be opened nationwide as part of the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) effort to give the public direct access to affordable agriculture products.
In a statement, Agriculture Secretary William Dar has instructed the heads of the DA agencies in the National Capital Region (NCR) to identify available spaces in their compound for the establishment of their respective “Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita” stalls to provide more options for the public to access affordable agri products.
“We want to provide the public as many options possible to access affordable and nutritious food. The DA offices shall be ready to accommodate buyers but they should, of course, follow the quarantine guidelines and physical distancing procedures,” Dar said.
Kadiwa, which stands for “Katuwang sa Diwa at Gawa para sa Masanang Ani at Mataas na Kita”, is a marketing strategy of the DA which directly connects the food producers to the consumers, thereby lessening the cost of the products.
It links the local government units (LGU) in urban centers to farmer-producers in the different parts of the country to ease the delivery and distribution of food supply.
Dar has been continuously urging LGUs to engage in the Kadiwa services to help ensure food supply in metropolitan areas while providing markets to local farmers’ produce.