Kadiwa is back -- sort of

September 15, 2019

POOR Filipino households can now buy major agricultural goods at reasonably low prices with the launching of the “Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita,” a government project that establishes a direct link between the farmers/fisherfolk and the consuming public.

The Department of Agriculture in collaboration with the Department of the Interior and Local Government, and Food Terminal Inc. (FTI), a Government-Owned and Controlled Corporation (GOCC), launched the Kadiwa the other day at the Food and Development Center, Taguig City.

DA Secretary William Dar said that Kadiwa, loosely translated as “one idea, one thought,” is a market system which sells major agricultural goods at reasonably low prices to help poor Filipino households.

“We are now reviving a very important government project which targets to support both farmers and consumers through a direct marketing scheme,” Dar said during the launch.

“Through Kadiwa -- now anchored to ‘Ani at Kita’ -- we can be sure that farmers get the best prices for their goods, while providing affordable, safe, and nutritious food to the consumers,” Dar said.

Dar also commended the local government unit of Taguig through Mayor Lino Cayetano for the strong support for the project.

“Pinanganak na dito sa Taguig ang ‘Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita,’ and soon we will establish regional food terminals across the country,” he added.