DA readies intervention for tomato woes in Laguna
The Department of Agriculture (DA) is set to intervene to address the problems being faced right now by tomato farmers in Laguna, who are struggling to dispose their excessive production of the commodity.
“I told Barangay Chairman Froilan Reyes that the DA will find a way to compensate the tomato farmers,” Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said.
The tomato farmers were also invited to join the TienDA Malasakit Store opening in Taguig City on October 13 where they could sell their tomatoes.
Piñol said the DA will provide the transportation to haul their tomatoes from Kalayaan to Taguig.
During the makeshift market, the farmers from Laguna will bring about 5 tons of tomatoes to be sold in the TienDA.
Moving forward, the tomato farmers will also be linked up with institutional buyers who use tomatoes for high value products.