Benguet Farmers Forced To Sell Sayote For P2 Per Kilo Because Of Oversupply
The average market price for sayote is P30 per kilo.
The price of sayote has reportedly dropped due to oversupply. According to Tagani Philippines, sayote harvested by farmers from Benguet are being bought at a measly amount of P2 per kilo. Tagani Philippines is a digital agriculture startup that empowers Filipino farmers and agribusiness entrepreneurs.
On their official Facebook page, they shared a photo of piles upon piles of sayote with the caption stating, "There is an OVERSUPPLY of sayote in Benguet. They are currently being bought at P2/kg by middlemen. The farmers still have TONS of sayote to harvest."
Tagani Philippines is encouraging everyone to buy sayote for the average price of P180 per 10 kilograms and if there is an interest to order in bulk, one can contact TMGS at 09059691837.
In a recent report by ABS-CBN News, the LGU-Sagada, Mountain Province held "Oplan Sayote" for the earthquake victims of Cotabato. This initiative brought in a truck holding kilos of sayote that will be donated to the victims of the multiple earthquakes in Cotabato that affected thousands of locals in the province. The Oplan Sayote happened thanks to the suggestions of the farmers and the Department of Agriculture.