Davao City – The P74.8 million worth Davao City Food Terminal in Daliao, Toril where small-scale farmers can cash in on their products without the intervention of middlemen finally opened on Monday.
Mayor Inday Sara Duterte said the biggest advantage of the Food Terminal is that farmers, including those from outside the city, will have a say on the price of their products.
“This Food Terminal is not exclusive for Davao City farmers only. It’s useless if Davao City farmers will be the only ones to grow. Our growth should extend to our neighboring places,” she said.
Mayor Sara said the city has no intention of turning the Food Terminal into a revenue-generating facility because farmers can only pay minimal charges for the use of the facility. She said it is important for farmers to earn a bigger income.
“The main goal of this food terminal is helping our small-scale farmers than making a profit,” she said.
The construction of the food terminal is covered by a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) entered by the city government with the National Development Council for the use of the 5-hectare site and the Department of Agriculture (DA) which fully funded the project. CIO