Philippines Department of Agriculture taps into e-commerce

In the Philippines, the Department of Agriculture partnered with an online shopping platform to deliver produce to Metro Manila homes during the COVID-19 lockdown. Consumers can shop on the website and have fruits and vegetables delivered to their doorstep. Nearby areas such as Antipolo are also being covered.

Also on Monday, the department brought its Kadiwa Market of low-priced produce to the Philippine Coconut Authority in Quezon City. The pop-up market is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be in the area until Wednesday.

Luzon, home to half the Philippines' 100 million population is on lockdown until April 12 to stop the coronavirus pandemic. During which, people are required to stay at home and travel is restricted to food, medical supplies and frontline workers.


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