Cagayan farmers will sell cabbages route beneath market cost as opposed to taking mediators' pitiful offer of P5/kg, or most noticeably terrible, discarding them. Online group Rural Rising is volunteering to prevent that from occurring.
Farmers are one of the hardest-hit by the monetary cost of the pandemic. A year ago on the on-set of the lockdown, it has been reported about huge loads of tomatoes going to squander in Ifugao on account of travel restrictions.
In an interview of Nolisoli, according to online civil group Rural Rising, which has been finding buyers for crops in danger of being thrown out since the start of the pandemic last year, the Balthazars had to plow 120 tons of cabbage in 2020 along with many other farmers in Cagayan.
“Sasabihin namin sa kanila (middlemen) sa P20 sana pero hindi naman nila kukunin. Sasabihin pa nila sa mga kasamahan nila na limang piso ang presyo dito. Bakit sila ganun?” Jerry told Ace Estrada, Rural Rising’s founder. Cabbage is currently priced at P50-P90/kg, according to the latest Department of Agriculture price bulletin.
To cure this, Rural Rising chose to pull another of their salvage purchases, where they willfully purchase crop surplus direct from farmers with the assistance of the individuals from their online community. Up until this point, they have helped carrot, tomato and broccoli ranchers from Northern Luzon.
If you are interested in either buying 20kg for P499 or 100kg for P2,000, you may coordinate with Rural Rising on their Facebook page.
Step 1. Pay the amount above using any of the following payment methods: Metrobank (540-7-540-55533-4, Andrea Estrada), BPI (8126-1039-53, Andrea Estrada), BDO (010-3700-65484, Elevant EC Solutions), GCash (0917 565 5747) and PayPal
Step 2. Upload your Proof of Payment here
Step 3. Comment on this thread with your order number
Rural Rising is also asking everyone to share their posts to reach more interested buyers.