Oversupply in local produce and consequent wastage is a real and ongoing problem in the country. Every year, Filipino farmers are forced to dispose of tons of unsold produce from their harvest. We’ve seen the heartbreak of farmers as they deal with having to sell their produce way below the resources and efforts they spent on cultivating them. In worst case scenarios, farmers have no choice but to throw tons of unsold squash, tomatoes, garlic, carrots, and others due to low demand, lack of local support, or natural calamity.
AGREA, a social enterprise that aims to promote fair trade and sustainable agriculture, recently posted a call for buyers of around 6.4 tons of mung beans (munggo) on Facebook to help Mindanao farmers combat these challenges.
“This is a great addition to your relief operations, barangay missions, and to replenish your stocks, too”, the post says.
If interested, you can get in touch with AGREA Move Food Initiative at +63 961 011-5700 and look for Ms. Sonia, or send them a message via Facebook.