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  • Writer's pictureMenchie Kinao

Farmers dump tons of tomatoes due to oversupply


Benguet, Philippines – Another concerning scenario of tomatoes being discarded along the roadside was shared by Rural Rising Philippines (RuRi).


According to the farmers’ group advocate, tomato farmers from Tinoc, Ifugao; Kabayan and Atok, Benguet; and Dupax Del Norte in Nueva Vizcaya have resorted to throwing away four tons of their crops on Tuesday due to oversupply.

“Sayang ang pagkain, sayang ang pinag-paguran, sobrang sakit ang kawalan,” RuRi wrote in its social media post.


Four tons or over 3,500 kilograms of tomatoes have been dumped, said the socio-agricultural enterprise.


To help the distressed farmers, RuRi is calling consumers to buy the unsold produce.


The tomatoes sell at P349 for 10 kilos. To order, click https://bit.ly/TomatoRescue-RRPH.


The dispatch date is yet to be announced and interested buyers are encouraged to join the Viber Channel - https://bit.ly/RRPHViberChannel for updates.


Those who wish to extend cash donations to farmers may send any amount to GCash account - 0917-501-7787 or to RuRi’s Asia United Bank account - 545-11-000128-5.

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