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DA connects CL squash farmers to buyers

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CITY OF SAN FERNANDO The Department of Agriculture has established direct connections between squash farmers to various buyers in Central Luzon.

“Initiated by our Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division, this aims to help farmer-producers in selling their crops directly to the consumers amid the difficulty in global food systems during this coronavirus disease pandemic,” DA Region 3 director Crispulo Bautista Jr. said.

 “Because of this initiative, the total earned value of the farmers and suppliers successfully reached P432,190 with a volume of 125.1 metric tons,” Bautista added.

Successful farmer-supplier linkages included those of Crisencio Marcos of Zaragoza, Nueva Ecija to Carol Pasqual-Lopez; Eugenia Ramirez of Talavera, Nueva Ecija to Duran Farm; L. Sanchez Farm of San Ildefonso, Bulacan to Alagang Kapatid Foundation Inc.; Divina Gracia of Zaragoza, Nueva Ecija to the municipal government of Plaridel, Bulacan and Ateneo De Manila University; and the city government of San Jose and municipal government of Rizal in Nueva Ecija to L. Sanchez Farm.

Others are Soccoro Pangilinan of Zaragoza, Nueva Ecija to Carmela Oracion; various squash producers of Zaragoza, Nueva Ecija to Carol Pasqual-Lopez; various squash producers of Zaragoza, Nueva Ecija to Carmela Oracion; and producer from Aliaga, Nueva Ecija to Ace Estrada. Carlo Lorenzo J. Datu/PIA 3

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