“Magtiyaga lang kayo at magsipag then there’s no reason na hindi kayo uunlad,” said Undersecretary for Consumers Affairs Dr. Ernesto Gonzales, the guest speaker during the launching of Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita Project spearheaded by Dinalupihan Mayor Gila Garcia together with Agriculture Access Market Database (AMAD) Chief Fernando Lorenzo, Regional Executive Director Crispulo Bautista, Barangay Farmers Associations, and 50 micro small and medium enterprises (MSME) held at the Dinalupihan Municipal Hall Grounds, yesterday, January 29.
The “Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita” is a collaborative project of the Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Food Terminal Inc. (FTI), a Government-Owned and Controlled Corporation (GOCC). The project aims to establish a direct link between the farmers/fisherfolk and the consuming public. Through this, farmers can get the best prices for their goods while providing affordable and safe food to the consumers.
In her welcome remarks, Mayor Gila Garcia commended every farmer who went through a lot of struggles due to calamities that hit the province. She also reminded everyone that the Municipal Government of Dinalupihan is relentless in its efforts to achieve its vision of making Dinalupihan the Modern Agropolis in the Philippines.
Towards the end of the program, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Municipality of Dinalupihan and the Department of Agriculture to strengthen the farming industry and other farming related livelihood programs in the town.