San Miguel Corporation’s (SMC) Better World Diliman community center sold over 500 tons of excess farm produce in just six months of operation. According to company president and chief operating officer Ramon S. Ang, this benefitted 4,500 growers all over Luzon.
Better World Diliman, the third community center under SMC’s flagship “Better World” communities program, serves as a ready-market for excess produce bought from farmers at better-than-farmgate prices, and sold to consumers and resellers for low prices. It utilizes unused SMC properties and leverages on partnerships with non-profit organizations to help address various societal issues.
Ang lauded the company’s partner, social enterprise Rural Rising Philippines, which runs the day-to-day operations of Better World Diliman, for its dedication to helping farmers. Rural Rising works with cooperatives all over Luzon, from Benguet province to Quezon, to bring their excess produce to the center.
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