Apr 23, 2020

As a way of promoting local producers despite the quarantine, the Department of Tourism (DOT) and retail group Stores Specialists Inc. announced the online leg of the Philippine Harvest. By going online, the trade fair hopes to make food products from small farmers and businesses more accessible to people at home.

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Posted by Philippine Harvest on Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The online trade fair features 27 organic and artisanal food producers, all of which are featured on their Facebook page. Interested buyers may order products directly from the merchants’ social media accounts, and products will be sent via available delivery services. With this, the DOT hopes to soften the pandemic’s economic impact on farmers and businesses.

“Not only can Filipinos continue to enjoy the best of local food products, but our hardworking farmers of our farm tourism sites and MSMEs can still receive the support they need,” Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo–Puyat said in a press statement.

The Philippine Harvest trade fair was established in 2018 to promote the country’s agriculture by featuring organic and artisanal food products from different regions. The trade fair also aims to link farms and small businesses to new markets.

 

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