The Vegetables Working Group (VWG) is currently working with Ahon Sa Hirap, Inc. (ASHI) to assist farmers in Brgy. Galalan, Pangil, Laguna improve their kangkong production.
East-West Seed, together with the PPSA Secretariat and ASHI, facilitated focus group discussions and interviews with the farmers to understand and discuss production concerns, and how to possibly address them.
After a series of data gathering and research, the VWG, together with input companies Sustansiya, Sinochem Crop Proctection, Inc., and Microbe-Lift distributor - Inavet Nutrition Technologies, Inc., decided to work on an on-farm trial with the end goal of linking the farmers to supply directly to institutional buyers in the area. The group is looking to test upland kangkong varieties through various approaches to improve the quality of the farmers’ produce. The said trial testing is set to commence by the end of October.