CdeO City – In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Agriculture – National Dairy Authority (DA-NDA) procured P10 million worth of milk from its assisted-dairy farmers.
Said intervention is part of DA-NDA’s ‘We Drink Milk As One’ Program that aims to provide marketing support to local dairy farmers, at the same time provide frontliners with fresh and nutritious milk to help boost their immunity.
In Northern Mindanao, the DA-Regional Field Office 10 (DA-10) received 350 bottles at 350 ml per bottle of chocolate milk on September 18, 2020 at the agency compound.
Under this program, DA-NDA buys milk from local dairy farmers and processors and donates them to select frontline workers across the country.
Along with this, DA-NDA has set up milk outlets in DA’s Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita sites nationwide to provide a stable market for its dairy-partners and to help bring local dairy farmers’ produced milk closer to consuming households.
For the period April 29-September 3, DA-NDA through said program has provided 18,871.40 liters of milk sourced from 152 assisted local dairy farmers to 55,520 frontline workers for Region 10 alone. # (Irish Mae Juntahan)