DA Official Says There’s No “Oversupply” of Vegetables After Viral Photo of Bagsak Presyo Carrots
The Department of Agriculture (DA) denied the alleged “Oversupply” of vegetables in the country after the photo of ‘bagsak presyo’ carrots goes viral.
DA-Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) Director Cameron Odsey denied the claims of an alleged “Oversupply” of vegetables in the Philippines. The latter claimed that the farmer has sold some carrots before the picture has been taken.
Odsey reported that the farmer was able to sell the carrots at a good price of P23-25 per kilo. Buyers from Metro Manila also want to purchase the crops for the same price. However, the farmer was not able to sell all crops after a few days.
“Actually dalawa ang trucks nila…yung una nabenta nila nung araw nang magandang presyo, yung presyo nung araw na ‘yun ay P23-25 per kilo. Ngayon yung mga buyers naman na nanggaling ng Maynila ang gusto nila na yung bibilhin sa ganoong presyo yung maganda. So ibig sabihin, may mga di nabili. Yung kumbaga, pinagpilian. Yun namang pinagpilian, ay siyempre gusto ng farmer ay ibenta pa rin sa magandang presyo,” Odsey said.
The vendor decided to mark down the prices of his products and posted it on social media. After a few moments, a lot of customers trooped to the stall and the vendor was able to sell all crops.
According to Odsey, farmers have a good income selling vegetables in CAR. The government is also planning to launch a program to help the local farmers distribute their crops to the consumers.
“Sa ngayon po, masasabi ko na ang production ng highland vegetables ay hindi po magkukulang.” Odsey said.
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