By PR | 09:36 AM February 08, 2022
Fresh agri products from Davao, Zamboanga, and Cebu are on sale at the old Tagbilaran Airport in Bohol, courtesy of the “Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita on Wheels” modality of the marketing team of the Department of Agriculture (DA).
On February 7, Agriculture Secretary William Dar and Bohol Governor Arthur Yap, toured the Kadiwa outlet located at the eight-hectare property of the Bohol provincial government.
The delivery of fresh fruits and vegetables from different regions was made possible through the use of Kadiwa On Wheels truck.
“With this initiative, agri-fishery products are made available and more accessible to communities,” Dar said.
Kadiwa on Wheels targets low-income communities in urban areas.
Through the assistance of DA, partner local government units (LGUs) and private sector, farmers’ and fishers’ groups, and other Kadiwa suppliers can sell their products at affordable prices.
In his message, Dar committed to assist in transforming the former airport into a modern consolidating center for agricultural produce, which will include packaging and value-adding set-ups.
“We will help develop this area as the Bohol Agri Business Center for wholesale and retail trading to provide consumers with high-quality agri produce always, and give producers an area where they can directly sell,” he said.
The Secretary added that the center may also provide support services, similar to a one-stop-shop complex, and may house a livestock cutting facility to enable Boholanos to distribute “pork in a box” products.