Various fresh produce vegetables on the stand with price and label

The Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (BDTP) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) – Region 2 held the first-ever online Grand Bagsakan in partnership with helping farmers sell 54 tons of fresh produce worth P600,732. Among the farmers and the micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) assisted were from the Federation of Farmers Onion, Garlic and Ginger Growers (FAFOGGA), Nueva Vizcaya Agricultural Terminal Inc., and smallholder farmers from Isabela, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, and some rebel returnees who are being assisted by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

These smallholder farmers have an average lot size of less than two hectares so they face challenges in agricultural productivity, economies of scale, and market access. Through the Mayani digital platform, 1,167 of these smallholder farmers joined the Grand Bagsakan.

Aimed at ensuring the continuous supply of food and essential products while supporting the domestic economy, the initiative continues to help farmers, MSMEs, and consumers. Eighty-seven percent or P520,232 of sales were generated from online pre-orders while walk-in customers accounted for  P80,500 sales.  Mayani CEO and co-founder, JT Solis, hopes to increase sales given the extended quarantine status.

Aside from fresh produce, processed products such as garlic longganisa, longganisa bits in oil, chili garlic or garlic bits in oil, calamansi honey concentrate, mushroom chips, muscovado sugar, baked peanuts, and tomato chewies were sold.

Another Online Grand Bagsakan will be held on 23 April. Only pre-orders will be accepted until 21 April, 12 noon for delivery on 23 April. Mayani will only accept Gcash payments. To shop, visit

A special Bagsakan will also happen on 26 April 2021 at the DTI Trade and Industry Parking Lot. The Bataan Mango Growers Agriculture Cooperative will bring around 200 baskets or kaing of kinalabaw mangoes for pick-up and walk-in purchases.  A kaing will be sold at P2,000.00. Buyers can also purchase less than a basket. Pre-orders will be accepted while the supply lasts through their representative, Aurora S. Dimalanta with mobile number 09098094476 and pay through bank transfer or cash.

The Bagsakan project supports the DTI’s Buy Local, Go Lokal advocacy campaign. To be updated on the projects of the DTI-BDTP, follow their social media accounts: @DTI.BDTP on Facebook and Instagram, and @DTI_BDTP on Twitter. ♦

Date of Release: 21 April 2021