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Bohol's Sandugo Agri-Fair 2023 kicks off with 'Kadiwa Ng Pangulo'

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, July 18 (PIA) -- In response to the call of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. for a simultaneous nationwide launching of the “Katuwang sa Diwa at Gawa Para sa Masaganang Ani at Mataas na Kita” (KADIWA) Ng Pangulo, the Provincial Government of Bohol (PGBh) kicked off the Sandugo Agri-Fair 2023 at the Old Tagbilaran City Airport on July 17, 2023.

Governor Erico Aristotle Aumentado led the launching of the three-day fair which opened simultaneously with the nationwide launching of the Kadiwa ng Pangulo (KNP) centers in keeping with the province’ own Agri-Fair as part of the Sandugo Festival 2023 celebration.

Various farm products - from agricultural produce, fruits, and vegetables to aquatic and selected livestock products from local government units, farmers and private partners/suppliers - are currently being sold at the venue until July 19, 2023.

The KNP is a strategic marketing initiative that seeks to provide consumers with access to quality yet low-cost goods and commodities and facilitate access of farmers, fisherfolk, and micro-enterprises to the market.

It aims to harness private sector participation, capacity enhancement of farmer cooperatives and associations as well as engaging community organizations participation for the development of local food supply distribution channels.

A total of 29 participating local government units (LGUs) displayed fresh and affordable agricultural products such as rice, vegetables, and fruits; processed goods; agri-based products; and native local crafts.

The participating LGUs are: Antequera, Balilihan, Batuan, Bilar, Bien Unido, Buenavista, Calape, Carmen, Catigbian, Clarin, Corella, Cortes, Danao, Dimiao, Duero, Getafe, Guindulman, Lila, Loboc, Loon,  Mabini, Panglao, Pilar, San Miguel, Sikatuna, Tagbilaran, Talibon, Ubay and Valencia.

Thirteen local micro-enterprises also set up booths that sell local products such as rice wine, peanut butter, banana chips, longganisa, dried vegetable noodles, rice brew, and others.

The National Food Authority (NFA) also participated in the selling of locally milled rice priced at P25 per kilo.

Aumentado led the ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the fair which was also highlighted by messages of support from the different participating agencies.

The implementation of the KNP enables the province of Bohol to open economic opportunities for local farmers and micro-enterprises.

This year’s Sandugo Agri-Fair does not only feature produce and products from LGUs but also experiential learning activities of Boholano traditional agricultural practices. (ECB/PIA7 Bohol)

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