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No shortage of vegetables despite Karding’s effects – DAR-CAR

The Department of Agriculture in the Cordillera Administrative Region (DA-CAR) assured the public of adequate supply of assorted highland vegetables despite the onslaught of typhoon Karding.

“We were not affected by the typhoon, we only had winds so vegetable plantations did not suffer a lot,” DA-CAR regional director Dr. Cameron Odsey said on Thursday, September 28. He also clarified that prices should remain stable.

Odsey also cited a vegetable inventory coming from the different public and private trading facilities in La Trinidad, Benguet. He noted that total of 2,018 metric tons of assorted highland vegetables produced by the farmers to be delivered to various markes in Baguio City, Metro Manila, Mindanao, and Palawan.

“A daily average of PHP70 million is moving as a result of the vegetable trading,” he added.

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