The Itbayat Garlic Producers Association from the municipality of Itbayat, in the province of Batanes have delivered 600 kilograms of garlic to the DA Kadiwa Center in Quezon City last September 14. The Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office (RFO) in Cagayan Valley assisted the Itbayat farmers in transporting their products from the Sual Port in Pangasinan to Metro Manila.
On the following day, the institutional buyers picked up the PHP78,000 worth of garlic they ordered through the DA-Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Service. The DA-AMAS also assisted different farmers’ cooperatives and associations for the delivery of 691.95 kilograms of garlic from February to July 2022.
The DA will continuously assist garlic farmers through its different agribiz programs.