Iriga's "Veggies on Wheels": Addressing challenges on income and nutrition under the pandemic
With the livelihood of Iriga City's farmers being affected by the lockdowns because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City Government headed by Mayor Madel Alfelor established the program, "Veggies on Wheels". It addresses not only the income aspect of those in the agriculture sector but also the nutrition requirements of the people.
Veggies on Wheels allowed the city government to procure vegetables and farm produce from its own farmers and distributed these to households. The project created a market for farmers’ products and families at home. Irigeños continued to have safe access to food during the pandemic through this innovation.