Food producers in Philippines are being hit hard by COVID-19. Every day, harvests are being wasted because markets are closed. For one woman, Cherrie Atilano, this was not acceptable. Establishing AGREA, a social enterprise to help farmers move their food from farm to table, Cherrie works with local helpers, food distributors, farmers, and households to reduce food waste. This initiative is backed by the fast food chain Potato Corner, who have also set up a scheme for farmers to sell directly to consumers. For Potato Corner, this is an example where COVID has accelerated plans for shortening the supply chain and reducing waste. Both examples show the power of adaptation an agility and demonstrate that there are other – simpler, ways of getting food to households.
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