Rural Rising is organizing a 'rescue buy' of Benguet lemons

Social enterprise Rural Rising is currently helping distressed Benguet farmers sell their crops before they spoil. Rural Rising is organizing a Rescue Buy of tons of locally-sourced lemons that are in danger of spoiling, in an effort to alleviate the worries of lemon farmers in Benguet looking for consumers to buy their crops.

RuRi posted on Facebook: “Lemons are a high-value crop and even in the worse days of the pandemic restrictions, there has been a strong demand for lemons. Now, no buyer wants them. Lemon farmers in Benguet are in such distress.”

Currently, two tons of local lemons are being promoted, hand-picked by farmers from the Benguet towns of Kapangan, La Trinidad, and Tuba. The lemons are at risk of being disposed of soon, so Rural Rising is offering them to Metro Manila customers who would like to contribute P400 for 10 kilos of the fruit.

[ P100 = €1.70 ]


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