WHERE HAVE ALL THE BUYERS GONE; TRUCKLOAD OF CARROTS DUMPED IN A RAVINE

A photo of Cordillera farmers dumping a truckload of carrots down a ravine went viral after failing to sell their harvest at the La Trinidad Trading Post in Benguet because of a low demand in vegetable due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

An Ifugao farmer said that he failed to sell the carrots because buyers were limited and afraid to go out for fear of the deadly virus.

“Maraming carrots sa trading post at kaunti lang ang buyer,” he said.

On Monday, a kilo of carrots cost around P1 to P8 but bounced back to P10 to P17 per kilo on Tuesday.

The farmers in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) believed the consumers were limiting the movement because of the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon.

Another farmer said “Before even the lockdown, mura naman ang gulay eh. Since February pa. Lalo ngayon na mahirap bumili yung consumers natin.”

The farmers are asking the help of the government by buying their harvest to supply food for their families who are all affected by the enhanced quarantine.

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