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MOU Signing for Farmers Produce Project (July 1, 2020)

Author: DA Communications Group | 1 July 2020

The Department of Agriculture (DA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Resto PH, a group of restaurant owners with outlets situated at various malls, and SM Supermalls on July 1, 2020 for a joint project called the “Farmers Produce” that aims to provide livelihood support for farmers and fishers and help in rebooting the restaurant industry amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The signing ceremony was led by Agriculture Secretary William Dar, Assistant Secretary for Agribusiness and Marketing Kristine Evangelista, Resto PH represented by their President Eric Teng, Vice President Bryan Tiu, and Safety Protocol Officer Mr. Sean Farinas.

Under the agreement, SM will provide underutilized spaces free of charge for farmers and cooperatives for the selling of their local produce including herbs and seedlings, dairy products, condiments and seasonings, local beverages, and wines. The participating members of Resto PH will also prepare various menus utilizing farmers’ produce.

The “Farmers Produce”  is set to launch on July 3 at SM Aura Premier’s Skypark. (Photos by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)