‘Satellite markets’ in Miag-ao connect farmers to consumers

first_imgILOILO City – To support the livelihoodof their farmers affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the localgovernment unit of Miag-ao town in Iloilo province has established satellitemarkets in various areas of its municipality through its Office of theMunicipal Agriculturist. The following villages are where thesatellite markets are stationed: San Rafael, Potrido, Bacolod, Igbugo,Banbanan, La Consolacion, Dawog, Bliss, Kirayan Norte, San Jose, Igdalaquit,and Valencia. “Residents from adjacent barangays couldbuy their basic needs for their households, particularly wet and dry goods,”she said. According to Depamaylo, the associationsof farmers or the village officials take charge of managing the satellitemarkets located in their respective barangays.(With a report from PIA/PN) Depamaylo added that these satellitemarkets are helping in reducing the number of people going to the public marketof the town in order to avoid the spread of the COVID-19. Satellite markets in Miagao, Iloilo province are created to help their farmers sell their products amid the coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak. Residents can buy products in satellite markets rather than going to Miag-ao’s public market. OMA Miagao Municipal agricultural technologistApril Joy Depamaylo said 12 satellite markets have been opened in some villagesof the town, and the project has been benefiting farmers since their products –mainly fruits and vegetables – are being brought in those sites. last_img read more