THE WAY FORWARD │ Level Up Philippine Agriculture!

DA Presscon (March 13, 2020)

Author: DA Communications Group | 13 March 2020

Agriculture Secretary William Dar assures all Filipino families that there is enough food for everyone that are accessible in public markets and through outlets of DA-initiated “KADIWA ni Ani at Kita” as some areas in Metro Manila are placed under “community quarantine” due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a press briefing on March 13, Secretary Dar called on the general public to buy only their daily or weekly food requirements and refrain from overstocking or panic buying.

“Further, to ensure readily available and affordable supply of other basic food commodities, we have gathered initial commitments from the private sector and DA regional offices to sufficiently supply the needs of Metro Manila residents, under our Food Resiliency Action Plan,” he added.

He said the plan includes the strategic positioning and efficient distribution of basic food commodities, including the monitoring of suggested retail prices of the same in public markets in Metro Manila. (Photos by Alan Jacalan, DA-AFID)