Kadiwa store in Zamboanga turns in almost P130,000 profit
The Department of Agriculture (DA) said the La Paz Vegetable Farmers Federation of Zamboanga City earned about P130,000 in less than five hours after opening its mobile Kadiwa store.
DA Regional Executive Director Rad Donn Cedeño expressed gratitude to the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Zamboanga City in partnering with DA to roll out the Kadiwa mobile market in the city while keeping the community in an enhanced community quarantine.
“We thank the farmers for immediately responding to our call to participate in Kadiwa. The LGU of Zamboanga City through the city Mayor and city Agriculturist office exerted their efforts to make this possible. Zamboanga City is a big city and has a significant number of urban populations, and we want to make sure that food is accessible, being available and affordable to consumers,” Cedeño said.
Kadiwa on Wheels was first rolled out at DA-ATI Compound in Quezon City on March 26, to cater to residents in the area to buy fresh farm produce at a low price.
Agriculture Secretary William Dar also enjoined other farmers to participate in Kadiwa to sell their produce.