Region 10’s DA and DOLE convene. as the latter eyes to set up a Kadiwa exhibit for workers’ organizations.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — The Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-10) through Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado convened with the Department of Labor and Employment – Northern Mindanao (DOLE-10) on March 22, at the agency compound, to discuss plans to establish a Kadiwa ng Pangulo (KNP) exhibit in support of the latter’s program for workers’ organizations.

The program, dubbed ‘Workers Organization Development Program (WODP) Plus’ is an initiative of the DOLE aimed at empowering workers’ organizations, enhancing labor rights, and promoting decent work.

Of which, DOLE-10 Technical Service and Support Division chief Atheneus A. Vasallo said, the DA can support by facilitating market linkages between local farmers’ cooperatives (agricultural producers) and workers’ organizations (potential consumers) through its KNP exhibit during its local launching slated on April 24, in concurrence with the annual nationwide observance of Labor Day on May 1.

In response, RED Collado said that DA is willing to support the undertaking, as it falls within the agency’s thrust to help local farmers and fisherfolk sell their produce at economical prices while promoting safe and nutritious food to the public.

To ensure a diverse selection of agri-fishery products during the exhibit, Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD) Assistant Division chief Ferdinand F. Caraballe said that DA will bring in partner farmers’ cooperatives, associations to display and sell rice, vegetables, dairy products, seafood products, and other commodities during the event.# (GDA)