Door-to-door delivery of vegetables, fruits as agri dept taps e-commerce


Posted at Apr 06 2020 08:58 AM | Updated as of Apr 06 2020 09:40 AM

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MANILA -- The Department of Agriculture partnered with an online shopping platform to deliver produce to Metro Manila homes during the COVID-19 lockdown, DZMM reported Monday.

Consumers can shop on the website and have fruits and vegetables delivered to their doorstep. Nearby areas such as Antipolo are also covered, according to the report.

Also on Monday, the department brought its Kadiwa Market of low-priced produce to the Philippine Coconut Authority in Quezon City. The pop-up market is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be in the area until Wednesday, DZMM said.

Luzon, home to half the Philippines' 100 million population is on lockdown until April 12 to stop the coronavirus pandemic. During which, people are required to stay at home and travel is restricted to food, medical supplies and frontline workers.