DAVAO CITY — Damosa Land Inc.’s (DLI) mixed-use Agriya project has focused its efforts on a farm-to-community program tapping small-scale farmers after the coronavirus crisis brought the real estate and tourism sectors to a standstill.
Agriya Project Head Macy P. Bibat said direct-sourcing now involves corn and vegetables from farmers in Kapalong and Carmen, Panabo City, and Davao de Oro province. These are sold at Nestfarms’ kiosk at the Damosa Market Basket in Davao City.
“The program aims to provide a steady source of income for these farmers, which in turn secures the food supply of the community,” Ms. Bibat said via a Facebook messenger.
She said the company aims to sustain the program even after the crisis tapers down.
“We are hopeful that the program will be sustainable for as long as the farms are productive and as long as there are farmers that need an avenue for their produce to reach larger markets,” she said.
The Agriya complex in Panabo City is a township that highlights the agriculture industry with home buyers provided with starter kits for backyard farming and an agri-tourism facility called Naturetainment, which features working farms, including aquaculture.
DLI and Nestfarms, Inc., which handles livestock and landscaping operations, are subsidiaries of the Floirendo-owned Anflo Management and Investment Corp. — Maya M. Padillo