The Department of Agriculture (DA) has issued Protocols on Enhanced Community Quarantine on social and physical distancing. The measures have been approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID).
All farming and fishing activities shall be allowed to continue.
All healthy farmers and farm workers, fishers, and agribusiness personnel shall be excepted from restricted movement.
Operations of agricultural supply stores/outlets and veterinary clinics shall be allowed.
Movement of all supplies for agriculture and fisheries, including food packaging and manufacturing materials, shall be unhampered.
Local Price Coordination Councils (LPCCs) are reactivated to strengthen price monitoring and enforcement (MC77).
KADIWA ni Ani at Kita shall be upscaled to ensure food availability, accessibility, and price stability.
ALPAS COVID-19 Program (Ahon Lahat, Pagkain, Sapat kontra COVID-19) of the DA shall be supported.
These protocols were put in place to ensure that food production and supply continues unhampered. Stay safe!