Marinduque farmers sell over 3,800 kilos of native ube under DA program

BUENAVISTA, Marinduque — The Marinduque Ube Cluster completed the deliveries to two partner buyers through the Farm and Fisheries Clustering and Consolidation Program (F2C2) of the Department of Agriculture (DA).

Organized by the DA, the Marinduque Ube Cluster— a group of local farmers and fishermen in the province recently supplied 691 kilogram of pure purple variety and 3,124 kilogram of rainbow variety to two F2C2 partner institutional buyers which are the KTL Fruits Incorporated and Sunlight Food Corporation.

Each yam is carefully examined including its size, color and quality to make sure that it will meet the standards of the clients. After making sure that the yams are enough for distribution, they also discussed price regulation, capital and its prospected profit once the product is exported.

Over 300 members of the Marinduque Ube Cluster teamed up in harvesting and sort the yams. It includes eight Farmers Cooperative and Associations (FCA) members from the towns of Torrijos, Buenavista, and Boac.

Through the F2C2 program, DA aims to create successful farming and fishing clusters across the country. These empowered clusters are intended to establish local value chains, which will culminate in a more agile and forward-looking agricultural economy. —

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