Farmers from San Jose City, Nueva Ecija in the Philippines were among the first beneficiaries of the Bridging Farmers Program when it started in May 2008. A core group of these farmers organized themselves into clusters to effectively work together for collective marketing. Formalized as the Kalasag Farmers Producers Cooperative, they began delivering white onions to Jollibee Foods Corporation in February 2009. In 2010, total deliveries reached 236 metric tons.
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