𝗡𝗗𝗔 𝗯𝘂𝘆𝘀 𝗣𝟭𝟬 𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝗳 𝗳𝗮𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗿𝘀’ 𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗸 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗣𝗛 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀
The Department of Agriculture-National Dairy Authority (DA-NDA) bought P10 million worth of milk from its assisted-dairy farmers as its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus and its rapid spread, local dairy farmers have been coping with the challenge of marketing their milk as schools, restaurants and other institutions remain closed due to the community quarantine.
In response, the NDA launched its new initiative dubbed as We Drink Milk as One. Under this program, the NDA buys milk from local dairy farmers and processors and donates it to selected frontline workers across the country.
“Through this program, we have the opportunity to extend support to our frontliners by boosting their immune system as they battle against COVID-19,” said Administrator Marilyn B. Mabale. “In addition to providing frontliners with fresh and nutritious milk, this initiative also provides marketing support to our local dairy farmers during this challenging time.”
Since its launch in May 2020, the program has already provided over 100,000 liters of milk sourced from local dairy farmers to more than 60,000 frontline workers nationwide.