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  • Writer's pictureChristian Malnawa

3 metric tons of cabbages sold out after an hour of display at Kalinga Capitol Park

Tabuk City, Kalinga - As early as 9 AM, an hour after being displayed on Thursday, January 18, the three metric tons of cabbages delivered by the Department of Agriculture-Cordillera in Tabuk City were already sold out.


Apart from their lower price compared to cabbages in the market, consumers flocked to the venue to support farmers in Benguet struggling to market their vegetable produce.


Reports of farmers selling their veggies at much lower prices circulated on social media due to a lack of buyers in recent weeks.

Some farmers even resorted to dumping their cabbages after they wilted in trading centers.


Responding to the struggling farmers, DA-Cordillera connected them to buyers outside Baguio and Benguet.

The cabbages reached Manila, Nueva Ecija, Quezon City, La Union, Isabela, and other provinces in the Cordillera Region.

For Kalinga, 7.5 metric tons of cabbages were brought to Tabuk City, attracting a significant number of buyers. On January 15, another batch of cabbages was sold in Pinukpuk.


The delivery was facilitated through the partnership of DA-Cordillera with the Episcopal CARE (Community Action for Renewal and Empowerment) Foundation.


The three metric tons of cabbage delivered on January 18 were part of the KADIWA on Wheels program of DA-Cordillera, initiated by its Agribusiness and Marketing Division.


In an interview with Fevelyn Kiley of DA-AMAD, she mentioned that another batch of veggies, specifically wombok(Chinese cabbage), will be delivered next week.

Cabbages are currently sold at P12 per kilo in trading centers in Benguet and Baguio, prompting the decision to focus on wombok-producing farmers.


The exact date of delivery in the city has not yet been set. As for the price, it will soon be announced by the Office of Provincial Agriculture on their Facebook page.


For reservations and orders, the public may visit the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist and APCO Kalinga or contact Ms. Kiley.


Farmers needing assistance in selling their vegetable produce can contact the DA-CAR Agribusiness and Marketing Division at 0966-0811-422.


Through the KADIWA on Wheels program, the agency will connect them to buyers, facilitate sales, and provide trucking services.


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