ASKI offers integrated value chain program

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Rice and ginger farmers in Aurora (Central Luzon, Philippines) will no longer have to worry about the marketing of their harvests. This is because the Alalay Sa Kaunlaran Inc. (ASKI), a non-government organization based in Nueva Ecija (largest province in Central Luzon) through the ASKI Multi-purpose Cooperative (AMPC) will directly buy the farmers produce to be supplied to rice retailers in Nueva Ecija and nearby provinces and to a ginger exporter in Japan. This value chain program for agriculture of ASKI also provides financial assistance to farming activities and irrigation facilities as well as a link to AMPC which buys the farmer’s harvest. AMPC plans to expand its coverage into other areas to benefit more farmers .

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