Grab teams up with Department of Agriculture for its online delivery service
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) and Grab teamed up in an effort to support the livelihoods of farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs through an on-demand delivery service for the DA's eKadiwa online marketplace project.
The Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita program is a market system which helps take care of the sale of major agricultural goods at reasonably low prices to consumers in partnership with local government units and the private sector. The DA will buy fresh produce from farmers and other food growers to allow more equitable earnings for their work.
The project will provide access to the local produce from the DA's partner agripreneurs, including Ani Express, Zagana, and Benjabi. GrabExpress will handle deliveries through its service. (READ: Department of Agriculture implementing new tech to aid in food security)
Grab President Brian Cu said the company was supporting the Department of Agriculture's vision aimed at unlocking the potential of agricultural entrepreneurship through technology and innovation.
“As we all cope with the pandemic and chart our nation’s path towards the new reality, I am always hopeful for the future of agriculture and agripreneurship in our country. As we all know our hard-working farmers barely make ends meet due to layers of middlemen, but with the DA purchasing fresh produce directly from farmers and agripreneurs, they are now able to earn more,” Cu said.
“We are hopeful that these local produce can reach far and wide through the technology and wide delivery network of GrabExpress. With such advances in technology, I am looking forward to seeing more agripreneurs and farmers growing side by side helping our kababayans through the new reality," he added.
Interested customers in Metro Manila can purchase fresh produce and meats from the eKadiwa website at http://www.ekadiwa.da.gov.ph/. – Rappler.com.